Counselor’s inspirational – – Boundaries for your benefit

Boundaries – – sometimes they are harder to set than others, or even to make at all. However, if a person is stressing you out, making you feel crappy about yourself, or the interaction you have with them is just proving to not be healthy for you; you might benefit from these inspirational quotes.

It may be an easier start setting boundaries for yourself—to make it to a place where you can then set boundaries with others.  See which quote resonates with you for a good place to start.  The hope is that this helps give you the strength or validation you need in order to make decisions that are best for you.

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Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirits, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
— Eleanor Brown

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. – – Brene Brown

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You best teach others about healthy boundaries by enforcing yours. – – Bryant McGill

Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn’t make me mean, selfish, or uncaring (just) because I don’t do things your way. I care about me, too. – – Christine Morgan

Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept. —Anna Taylor

Love the life you have while you create the life of your dreams. – – Hal Elrod

Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on. – – Steve Maraboli

Say no to everything, so you can say yes to the one thing. – – Richie Norton

  There’s folks you just don’t need. You’re better off without em. Your life is just a little better because they ain’t in it. – – William Gay

There’s folks you just don’t need. You’re better off without em. Your life is just a little better because they ain’t in it. – – William Gay

Every time I have to set a boundary, it stresses me out. But, I do it for the same reason I’ve been building blanket forts since I was a little kid—to create a safe place for myself.—Nanea Hoffman

For more inspiration or strength, this article might also be helpful: 

https://www.amyenklingcounseling.com/blog/2017/11/29/when-words-hurthow-to-not-let-others-affect-your-mental-health

Suggested Readings:

Where to draw the line—Anne Katherine

Boundary Power:  How I Treat You and How I Let You Treat Me—Mike S. O’Neil & Charles E. Newbold

The Gifts of Imperfection—Brene Brown

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Amy