Draw The Line
This week seems to be about setting healthy boundaries. For the longest time, I have worked to please others, maintain their happiness many times over my own. I consulted with a mentor and said that I'm just really nice, and don't want to upset others. He said "nice" was just a cover-up of authentic feelings, and that doesn't benefit you or the other person, especially when resentful feelings begin to build. Although boundaries are an uncomfortable topic to bring up with friends and family. I have learned how important it is to respectfully create, implement and communicate them. Most people do not know where your boundaries lie, so they unknowingly stomp on them repeatedly. Find the courage to communicate them effectively and life will be that much easier.