When learning to set boundaries it can feel uncomfortable to do. Like breaking in a pair of new shoes. You have to walk around in them for a while before they feel natural.
You may even feel like you’re being mean to others you’re setting boundaries with. Especially because many of them will say so.
It’s important to recognize the positive qualities you’re embodying when you set boundaries to offset any negative feedback you receive.
Self-respect regarding treatment you will not accept
Honesty about you’re abilities and availability
Balance is a clear priority when you say, “No” more often to preserve your energy for the important things
Should you receive pushback when setting boundaries, focus on feeling the self-respect, honesty and balance flowing through you.
Let that be what drives you to keep showing up in this new empowered way. It’ll be much harder for the naysayers to shut you down.