Protect your mental health. Seems so simple. So why is it so hard to do? People are animals. We are driven to get what we want. If you do not establish your own boundaries, people will do what people do and they will continue to take from you until you have nothing left to give.
If you are someone who struggles with:
- saying no;
- putting yourself first;
- practicing self-love and self-care;
- blurring the lines of professional and personal time;
- or truly believing that you are worthy of peace and hope
then this one is for you.
This weekend section off some time just for you. Go to a park and sit on a bench or lock the door to the bathroom. Clear your mind and get real about how you want to spend your days. You have every right to say no to people. You have every right to say that’s enough.
It will not be easy, especially if you have people in your life who are used to you doing exactly what they demand. The people who truly care about you will be proud of you. The rest you will be grateful to lose because you will have peace.
The more poorly people respond to you putting up your boundary to protect your own mental health- the more that boundary needed to happen.
Let that sink in.
You have every right to say:
- Not gonna be able to make that work.
- I can’t.
- It’s not possible.
- Or, “Leave me the hell alone.”
This is your life. This is your space. This is your mental health and you deserve peace. It takes work, but you can do it. I see people with bad boundaries do it every day so I know you can too. But you have to believe you are worthy. If you are reading this- you are worthy. If you are breathing- you are worthy.
Your peace is invaluable. Protect it at all costs. Every time you take a hit to your mental mindset or to your peace it gets just a little harder to get back to where you deserve to be. Practice saying no and get comfortable with it.