Our self-worth is something we should nurture and protect. Maintaining boundaries that reflect our authentic selves can ensure we are surrounded by people that foster genuine connections based on nurturing reciprocity.
Taking care of other people’s needs before our own can represent a wonderful act of kindness; establishing space for safety, compassion, healing and growth. There are times in life when the giving of ourselves in this way is necessary and affirming. An imbalance occurs, however when there’s no connectedness and exchange — meaning those we put first, care for or show love to rarely do the same for us.
Making our well-being a priority requires us to define what that is for ourselves; owning who we are and nourishing this through self-care. Being mindful of where and who we gift our energy to is one of the most empowering things we can do.
How do you protect your energy? Do you set boundaries in your life?
How To Stop Being A People-Pleaser – VeryWellMind
Building Exceptional Relationships – Psychology Today
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