By nature, women are givers and nurturers. They often tend to put their own wants and needs secondly, prioritizing the ones of their dear ones, especially family members and friends. In time, this often leads to frustration and sadness.
Being able to set healthy boundaries for our highest good and say No is not always easy but, in often cases, it’s a must. From spending our precious time doing what we don’t really want to do in order to please others, till accepting to constantly work overtime for their employers and give up on our valuable time for ourselves and the ones we love.
Setting boundaries in relation to the outer world might often look selfish. In reality, it is a form of self-respect, self-love, and self-care.
I often get to hear from my coaching clients that they often do things they don’t really want to do because they don’t want to disappoint others. If this feels familiar, please know that, in reality, you can’t disappoint anyone. People disappoint themselves by the expectations they set for you and what they want you to be in a relationship with them. It’s all about their story, not yours.
I am inviting you to watch the video below, the sharing of a woman who had to learn how to set healthy boundaries and take care of herself, without feeling selfish.
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- Posted by Sara Fabian
- On August 13, 2016