It's important to prioritize your own wellness so you don't wear yourself down. Your compassion for others can be positive unless you overextend your desire to help. Being compassionate with others is important, but we must be willing to show compassion for ourselves as well. Set aside time to focus on helping others while also factoring in the time needed for yourself. Balancing your needs along with your want to assist others will allow you to express your compassion without draining your energy.