Setting boundaries can be difficult sometimes, but having them are essential to your well-being. When you have a healthy sense of who you are boundaries can be easier than it is for someone who is afraid to hurt others or don’t know how to find themselves in their own vortex.
You are unique and have limits, and to have others respect that, you have to respect yourself enough to set that border. It’s a rippling effect.
I am not talking about a rigidity that creates being selfish and being unapproachable, but a distinct self-awareness that is obtainable through consciousness and living a walking meditation of self-love, self-respect, and self-awareness.
These are the imaginary lines you draw around yourself are there to maintain balance and protect your body, mind, emotion, and time, from the behavior or demands of others.
The health of any relationship is based on the boundaries that you set for yourself first. I have always loved my mantra; After me, YOU come first. I raised two boys on that mantra, and they are amazing because of it. When we respect our boundaries, we respect that of other’s as well.
Wear yourself well, know what you need, ask for what you want…
“if you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs.”
― Cheryl Richardson,