Boundaries sounds like a negative – like you need to limit yourself in some way but it’s actually the opposite.
Boundaries are acts of self-care, redefining your own worth, establishing your value. Some of us are givers and our kindness can be taken advantage of by others. Creating boundaries provides a mechanism to help you reestablish your worth, your value, and ensure that you are receiving as much as you are giving. Sometimes it is about limiting the amount of negativity that you encounter. Remember what surrounds you, can become you. The balance boundaries create are essential to wellbeing, and you deserve it.
So, set healthy boundaries this week, look for balance, if others keep repeating the same negative patterns even after you offered support, you have to let go, it is their decision to change, or not. Be aware of your engagements with others, are you receiving as much as you are giving – be mindful of your needs, it’s not only acceptable, its essential for your self-care and happiness.
Your time, your energy are valuable, make sure that everything is not a withdrawal, but that you’re getting deposits in return. Reciprocation is key, you are worth it.