Creating boundaries is necessary, especially if you are prone to being a people-pleaser and a naturally kind person. Don’t get me wrong, being a kind person is awesome but being a kind person that has created boundaries in their life is phenomenal. When you begin any kind of relationship with someone remember to have boundaries. You can’t be everything to someone and not there at all for yourself. It’s healthy to create boundaries at the beginning of each relationship to set realistic expectations so you don’t neglect yourself. It’s also important to know when to set boundaries if situations become draining. If a relationship has some toxicity, set boundaries. If you notice that your loved ones are taking advantage of you, set boundaries. If a situation is starting to cause you more pain than happiness, boundaries need to be set, because you matter. Don’t feel guilty if you have to set a boundary and say no to one of your loved ones, if they love and care about you, they will understand, if they don’t respect your boundaries, then that is confirmation that you needed to set them in the first place. Studies have shown, that setting boundaries actually enhances your emotional health and well-being. Setting boundaries gives you the freedom to practice true self-care. Lately, I have been setting boundaries and improving my mental health, and I must say that it has been quite liberating. Be that boundary boss that I know you can be and set those much needed boundaries for the sake of self-care you will feel relieved that you did!
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Hi! My name is Naomi.I best describe myself as quirky and awkward with a good sense of humor sprinkled in. I am a self-proclaimed freelance writer. When I am not writing, I am reading, observing, learning and being a boss mom to two amazing little girls. Self-care is my motto and I enjoy discussing it on a regular basis. Follow me for mom moments, self-care tips and tricks or just to take a brief break from reality. View more posts