You guys know I’m big on #boundaries as it’s an area I’ve struggled with my whole life. I’ve wrote about it and shared my thoughts many times before but now I’ll share a different stance on it…this one a little more “firm”.
Today I encourage you to set emotional boundaries as a way of standing up for YOURSELF and your needs!
If you’re a Reformed People-Pleaser like me, often times we override our own wants, needs and inner voice for fear of disappointing, hurting or losing the love and affection from someone else. Sure, often it’s important to think of others first and to care about people and make sacrifices for them, putting their needs above our own, but if this is done in excess, at the expense of ourselves then we have an emotional boundary problem which can lead to much bigger things.
You see, each time we go against our own inner voice and needs to keep someone else’s love an approval, we betray ourselves. Do it often enough and you’ve got yourself a self-esteem problem because now you can’t trust yourself because you’ve shown yourself you don’t have your own back. You’ve compromised our own values and your self-identity.
So, no matter hard it might seem, I encourage you to stand up for yourself and what you believe in and drawing the line when you’re not comfortable because it is essential in order to have self-worth and self-respect.
Think of it as “Boundaries with Love”…for both the other person and yourself!
Let’s cultivate REAL health, self-esteem and self-respect (because they all go together) and then you can in turn also develop your intuition which is your true source of power.💪🏼
You are worthy, you are strong, you are loved and you are capable. I’m with you!
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