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The word 'No' is your superpower!

Updated: Apr 25

I was asked today how I set successful boundaries.

The reality is - for balance to exist, boundaries must exist too and there was nothing more that I craved in this world than balance because I desperately needed a break from the fight or flight survival mode I knew best.


Picture a seesaw, if you don't set a boundary of not too much weight on one end, then the seesaw will tip. Your mind, body and soul is the exact same way. If you keep carrying more and more weight, you are bound to fall over and it will hurt like hell!

So if you are feeling overwhelmed and completely burnt out (especially due to your illness), maybe its time to say NO a bit louder...


Yes, the word no will mean you will most likely lose people who expect more of you, miss out on opportunities and fun social events, but were those people and memories really supposed to be apart of your life story anymore anyway?


You see, I'm a big believer in what is yours will always come to you. Let go of what no longer serves and the rest will balance itself out.


Your chronic illness exists and for many people it isn't going away, so rather than killing yourself to keep up with what is expected of you, adapt your life to what serves you now!

When I realised just how burnt out I was from trying to keep up appearances, that's when I also discovered it was not worth my life.

I repeat, keeping up appearances is not worth your life!!

Take it from me, I had lost everything and everyone I thought I needed because I started to say no but would I do it all again in a heart beat?


Absofreakinlutely! Because when you leave what no longer serves you, you find what does. Babe, don't be afraid to advocate for yourself and say no. x

#findyourtribe #fillyourcupfirst #sayno #theselflovemission

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