Treat Yourself Right!
Short and simple mental/emotional health practice to lessen worry and stress. Let’s make a habit of treating ourselves with respect and kindness by setting boundaries—yes, even with the people we love and are closest to us. It’s an effective way to avoid disappointment, conflict and unreasonable expectations.
When we can’t meet someone’s expectations it’s in everyone’s best interest to say so right up front. “I’m sorry it’s just not possible.” “I’d like to, but I already have plans.” It might be uncomfortable at first, but once it’s done you don’t have to worry about squeezing another activity into your full schedule or spending money you don’t have.
Communication is key in setting boundaries in our relationships. We should be clear and firm, but kind, in expressing our limitations. Most will appreciate it and learn to respect those limitations. When someone responds negatively, let’s remember that we’re only responsible for how we deliver the message. We can’t be responsible for the way it is received. Try setting healthy boundaries in your relationships and share what you learn with someone you care for. Let’s spread the health. iGrow Girl and Contagious Health 👯♀️🦋🌻