Learning to say “No” in polite and gentle ways was one of the most empowering tools in my evolution journey. When power is given away to others, the voice remains quiet, healthy boundaries are crossed, and the past repeats.
Saying “No” allows you to create healthy boundaries, conserves your energy, and most importantly, gives you your power back.
What are boundaries and why are they important?
Boundaries are barriers we place emotionally or physically to stand firm in what we believe is right for us. Boundaries are expectations for ourselves that shape what we accept from others and ourselves.
You may feel stuck, stifled, or disrespected when healthy boundaries are crossed. The truth is, it is up to us to set our boundaries to prevent this from happening.
For many of us, we are living out of integrity to please others. It is not uncommon to feel anger or frustration in your body if you struggle to say ‘No’.
Sometimes setting boundaries is as simple as using ‘No Statements’. Here are a few phrases you can familiarize yourself with and use to empower you to stand firm in your boundaries.
‘I just don’t like the way (X) makes me feel’
‘That doesn’t resonate with me’
‘I appreciate the offer, but no thanks’
Who or what in your life are you ready to start creating healthy boundaries with the above phrases? Every time you authentically and courageously speak up, your own self-love and respect grow.
To learn more about my personal journey with creating healthy boundaries, listen to my podcast episode HERE.
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