Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Day 17 - Boundaries

Often, I get my ideas for what I am going to write about before even getting out of bed.  I think it has something to do with my subconscious mind communicating wisdom to me, in my sleep.
Anyway, this morning setting boundaries came to mind. 
Apparently, my subconscious mind was connected to facebook, because the very first post on my feed when I opened it was:
I know there is a lot of crap on facebook but.....come on!
When the universe sends me a message I listen!
I've written about self-care and being true to oneself.  Setting boundaries is an important part of self-care and essential to respecting who you are.  But it is not easy.
I can attest to how challenging it can be, but the more I do it, the more I realize the sky won't fall on my head when I do.  And the nicer I become. Truly, I believe that when we honour our own limits and needs we become nicer, more loving people.
Yes!! Saying no when you need to can actually make you a better person!
Saying yes, when you really want to say no....well, that can turn you into a resentful bitch!
That doesn't at all mean that we never do things for other people, when it is inconvenient, or that we always do fun pleasant things.  What it means is that we do things because we feel in our hearts and soul that it is the best thing for us and those around us.  The two are not mutually exclusive.
This takes some soul searching, it takes some growing up and it definitely takes some taking responsibility for our own actions and lives.  We might even make some mistakes at times, and say no and then realize maybe yes was the right answer for us.  But, that's part of the learning process.
It is not always better to be safe then sorry!  When it comes to connecting with our "True Self", we will have to take calculated, intelligent risks.
Create an awesome day!
Joanne


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