Words matter!

Words are highly powerful and can make a huge difference to someone. ⠀

We can support our close ones or someone who may be going through a difficult time by saying statements like:⠀

• I’m with you. ⠀
• If you are comfortable you can share. ⠀
• I believe in you. ⠀
• I can understand how hard it may be for you. ⠀
• I’m proud of you. ⠀
• I’m going to stay with you. ⠀
• I have seen you get through challenging times in past.

Be there for one another. Let us build a world of love and compassion. ❤

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Creating Healthy Boundaries

What needs to be remembered when setting healthy boundaries:⠀

1. Be aware of your values. 🙏
Everyone has different values. Example: if family is most important to you, you may set limits to other spheres. ⠀

2. Know your limits. 🚫⠀
Be observant of what is acceptable to you and what is not. Be specific. Raise your voice and set a limit. ⠀

3. Pay attention to your feelings. 🌈
Listen to what your feelings are telling you. Our feelings are a doorway to know what is comfort and what is not. ⠀

4. Be assertive. 🗣️
When you know you have to set a boundary, say “No”. Be clear. ⠀

5. Have self respect. ❤
Remember you are the most important person for yourself. Open boundaries in order to be liked by others may have an impact on your own self respect. ⠀

6. Have respect for others. 🙌
Be sure that your behavior is not self centered, at the expense of others. It is not about winning, but is about being fair to others including yourself and having a goal towards the relationship’s long term health. ⠀

7. Consider a broader perspective. ✨
Sometimes it may be that you will give more than you receive and sometimes you will receive more than you will give. Be willing to have a broader and an open view, when appropriate. Yet yes if you are always the one taking or giving, there is a concern to be addressed or a boundary to build. ⠀

Setting boundaries is a process. Don’t be too harsh on yourself. Take time to know you. What you may like, what you may not be comfortable with. Set a boundary when you feel discomfort. Listen to your intuition. It knows the best. ⠀

Seek support of your close ones or seek Professional Help if there is ambivalence. Stay patient. 💛🌈❄

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