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Today I was reminded why it’s so important to set boundaries.
If I am going to make the conscious decision to set boundaries for myself and others…
I am going to honor my choices without having any regrets.
I am going to take full responsibility for the positive + negative things I allow into my space.
By doing that…
I have to be intentional with my “no”.
Without explaining myself.
Without belittling myself.
Without feeling pressured to change my answer.
Without allowing anyone to emotionally drain me afterwards.
You have to know that it’s okay to speak up…
If you are a person who struggles with speaking up for yourself and allowing others to pretty much project anything onto you…
This might be a little overwhelming at first.
But I want you to know that you’re in charge.
You make the rules.
You’re not obligated to do anything you don’t want to do.
People aren’t entitled to have parts of you, you don’t feel the need to share.
& guess what?
You don’t have to explain why you’re doing what you’re doing, period!
When you set boundaries, you’re practicing self-care…
This might look different for everyone.
But that’s okay…
You are telling people I love myself.
I value myself and space.
I am worthy and deserving of healthy relationships.
I am choosing to honor my space and will no longer tolerate any form of disrespect when it comes to my space.
When I decided to set boundaries…
I was able to genuinely show up for myself.
I was able to cultivate a space where I didn’t need to run away from.
I was able to trust in my power.
I was able to have more confidence when I spoke.
I was able to honor myself and decisions.
This allowed me to follow my intuition.
This allowed me to not force myself to be in spaces where I didn’t feel comfortable.
I began apologizing less.
Feeling less guilty.
This taught me the importance of self-control and discipline.
This allowed me to push through uncomfortable situations.
During this time my resilience empowered me.
I was able to believe the higher power within me.
I understood that boundaries wasn’t a bad thing.
Everyone needs them.
Even if it’s setting them for yourself.