A few weeks ago in a group healing session, we worked on strengthening our boundaries and clearing guilt when we felt we could not meet others’ expectations.
The energy field becomes weak and shaky when your boundaries are weak, making you prone to stress. Everyday stress can reduce noticeably when your energy field is strong. As much as you want to help others, it is not good for anyone if you give too much and run out of gas.
Lack of boundaries can appear in several ways, but I would like to focus on your everyday life scenarios today.
- Accommodate others’ needs all the time and have nothing left for yourself.
- Feel you need to work harder to be accepted/ to be seen as good enough.
- Feel bad/guilty for not offering to do more.
- Repeatedly downplay your emotions – ” It’s not a big deal. I will let it slide this time.”
The ongoing stress of accommodating others and putting yourself last can accumulate as chronic stress. Ignoring your body’s communication- Emotions, Feelings, and level of physical fatigue can also add up as stress.
Your mental and physical health is your priority.
It’s ok to say No. You don’t need to apologize when you respect your boundaries.
Instead of beginning your sentence with “Oh sorry but….”, try these below. Breathe in deeply and speak from the belly.