We need to know how far we’ll go, and how far we’ll allow others to go with us. Once we understand this, we can go anywhere. ~Beyond Codependency
When you own your power to take care of yourself – set a boundary, say no, change an old pattern – you may get flack from some people. That’s okay. You don’t have to let their reactions control you, stop you, or influence your decision to take care of yourself.
You don’t have to control their reactions to your process of self-care. That is not your responsibility. You don’t have to expect them not to react either.
People will react when you do things differently or take assertive action to nurture yourself, particularly if your decision in some way affects them. Let them have their feelings. Let them have their reactions. But continue on your course anyway.
If people are used to…
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