You have to put yourself first and your well-being above all others. It may sound selfish, but it’s really the only way we can be our very best selves and give the people we care about everything they need.
Setting boundaries is an exhausting proposition. You have to come to a place in your life where your cup is so full of self-love and the love of those who actually give a shit about you that you no longer have mental and emotional space for the people who don’t give you 100 percent.
You need to limit your emotional cup to those lovely people who not only give you as much as you give to them, but who also give you the space to be your most authentic self. These are the people who listen to you when you say you need space, or love, or time. They know that in order for you to love them, they need to let you love yourself.
Take stock of the relationships in your life. Consider distancing yourself from those who don’t offer the criteria above. It’s very liberating. We only have one life to live. And that life should be full to the brim of positive energy and love.
This week’s mantras:
- I am the love I put out into the world.
- Self-care must come before everything else.
- I will be gentle with myself and give myself the rest I need to thrive.
- I will love myself.
I love you. Have a great week!