This one’s hard—especially if you’re a people pleaser.
We’ve been socialized to put others first and to feel guilty if we don’t.
But ultimately, this doesn’t work.
Because if others always come first, we get so tapped out, we have nothing left to give.
And, of course, putting others all the time leaves us vulnerable to the “takers.”
They sniff us out. They know our type and they’re ready to take advantage of us.
Which is where boundaries come in.
Setting boundaries can be difficult. It can feel like we’re being mean.
But it’s actually the exact opposite.
Setting boundaries is an act of love.
Agree? Disagree? Examples?
I’d love to hear them!
And if you want to dive a little deeper into this topic, check out my conversation with @iamjaymayo on his Right to R.E.A.L. Love podcast!