Learning to Love Yourself
Building Boundaries: Protecting Your Inner Sanctuary
In life, we often find ourselves longing for others to change, to align with our ideal vision of who they should be. We create imaginary versions of people in our minds, hoping they'll transform into the caring, supportive, and loving individuals we desire.
But here's the truth: people will be who they are, not who we want them to be.
Sometimes, we ignore the red flags , the signs that someone's behavior is toxic or harmful.
We ALLOW them to hurt us, to disrupt our inner peace, to make us feel unworthy. It's crucial to recognize that we have the power to define how others treat us. Boundaries are the invisible glass walls that protect our inner sanctuary, our self worth, and our happiness.
Boundaries serve as your shield:
Just like a child behind the glass of the lion enclosure, we deserve protection from the negativity and harm that others might bring. Healthy boundaries create a safe space where our self-love can flourish.
Define your rules:
It's up to us to establish the rules that dictate how others should treat us. These rules define what we will and won't tolerate in our lives. They're not selfish; they're self-loving.
Embrace the power of setting boundaries. Say 'no' when necessary, distance yourself from negativity, and focus on nurturing your inner peace. Remember, you can't change others, but you can control how they impact your life.
Building and maintaining boundaries is an act of self-love. It's about safeguarding your emotional and mental well-being, ensuring that you surround yourself with positivity and love.
Guard your inner sanctuary:
Create your boundaries with love, understanding that they are your right and your responsibility. Embrace the beauty of self-love and protection.
Creating the boundaries is not enough by itself, enforcing them is a whole different story... We MUST be willing to stand by our boundaries and let people know that the behaviors will NOT BE TOLERATED and the consequences will be the loss of access to us.
Be committed to nurturing your self-love through healthy boundaries. Let's remind ourselves that we deserve love, respect, and positivity in our lives.
Create a list of things that you will NO LONGER TOLERATE from others in your life. Let us begin our list of boundaries and begin to foster some self love in our lives.