- Published: Friday, 19 February 2016 09:03
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Do you believe the quote? Does it ring any bells? For years the thought of receiving validation and approval from others was a driving force behind most relationships. Yet that belief quickly became taxing when the giving wasn't always reciprocated.
Health issues surfaced as signs of having unhealthy boundaries through overgiving, causing me to take a valid look at how I was showing up for myself.
As challenging as things felt, putting myself first on the list, and re-training others how to listen to me the way I valued to be heard has been tremendously satisfying.
I no longer over commit out of a sense of validation, obligation or duty and am joyfully conscious with selecting what to choose to invest time and energy on.
Have found these actions not only validate greater wholeness, it models to loved ones the importance of how self care benefits everyone!