You are strong. You are fierce. You are powerful. Say it out loud; I am strong. I am fierce. I am powerful. As a strong Queen, there’s no doubt that you enjoy being independent, self-assured, and mentally and physically healthy. But from time to time, you might need a gentle reminder of just how strong and how amazing you are.
To be the best version of you, and draw on your inner strength every single day, it’s essential that you set boundaries and put some zero-tolerance traits in place. And guess what? We’re here to cheer you on, sister.
Girl, boundaries are vital. They are the limits that define your personal space. They are distinctions between what you find to be acceptable behaviour and any behaviour that compromises your emotional wellness. To effectively set your boundaries, you must draw a line and ensure that it’s not crossed. And if you haven’t already, now is the time to establish and maintain healthy boundaries that fit into your life.
Are you overwhelmed by the daily grind, your to-do list, your bursting inbox, the blue screens of technology…If yes, check in with yourself regularly and acknowledge when you may need to take a step back to maintain your emotional wellness.
Your boundaries are made of physical, verbal, mental and emotional factors, and a lack of boundaries in any of these areas invites a lack of respect. So, what do you do when something doesn’t feel right? Simple. Say no.
Saying yes to things you are not 100% on board with or because you feel a sense of obligation to do it should be a no go. Point blank. When doing something you simply don’t want to it when it eats into your precious ‘me time’. You are allowed to make plans with yourself. And you are allowed to say no to things that you don’t want to do. Simple.
In order to truly value yourself and your precious time, you must keep ‘me time’ sacred. Honour your obligations to yourself by putting you first. And don’t be afraid to cancel plans when you’re sick, respond to text messages and emails in your own time, or change your mind when something doesn’t feel right. Yes, it can be tough saying no at first, but you deserve to be respected by not only those around you, but by yourself.
Many women have fallen into the cycle of defining themselves through what other people think of them. Instead, as a strong and empowered woman, you should learn to own who you are and do what you want.
Don’t be sorry for being in control of your own life. You are your own boss. Don’t feel the need apologise for saying no to plans, don’t apologise when someone else has a problem, and don’t apologise just for the sake of it. Get out of the habit of feeling like you need to be sorry for everything that goes on around you.
Live Like Superwoman
It may sound a bit morbid, but by living every day like it’s your last can really highlight the importance of boundary setting, putting a stop to apologising, and saying no. If you live like today is your last, it can change your perspective on life and give you that vital push to be bold and courageous.
Always look out for yourself, sister.