I ensure that my needs are taken care of, prior to assisting others. I am mindful of my boundaries. I know where I end, and others begin.
I am conscious of my personal space. I respect the space of others. I respect my own space.
I protect my feelings and embrace my emotional security. I know that I need to take care of my needs before I can be there fully to take care of others. I honor myself. I honor others. I fill up my own cup first, and then give from the overflow.
I speak my truth in a way that is kind to myself and others. I am poised under fire. I adopt personal safety practices that feel right for me while also being mindful of others.
I am self-compassionate which leads to compassion for others.
I choose the highest good for myself which then, in turn, filters through to become the highest good for others. I know how to balance my needs with the needs of others.
I use kind thoughts toward myself. I am kind to my feelings. The more I understand myself, the more I understand others.
I am honest with myself, which leads to honest relationships with others.
I see the beauty within myself, which leads to seeing the beauty in others. I recognize that when I create balance within myself, it is reflected in my relationships with others.
Today, I realize that when I take care of myself first, I have the energy and other resources to take care of others as well.
- Why is putting my own oxygen mask on first vitally important?
- How does setting clear boundaries with others help me?
- Where can I practice new boundaries? Home? Work? Friends?