It's easy to do too much in order to meet someone else's expectation, especially when we feel that something should be done a certain way even if it doesn't have to be. (We all think that way at times, don't we?)
It's important to be flexible and pay attention to our personal threshold. We shouldn't push ourselves past our limit. It's not good for us or anyone else; we need to Honor our boundaries. We've set them there for a reason. It's all part of self care, which means saying no or "later," if need be.
If we push ourselves too hard for too long, even if it's unintended (we are often unaware that that's what we're doing), we will feel the consequences, whether through our body, our mind or our spirit, or maybe all three. That would be harder to solve than if we said no and honored our boundaries initially.
TAKE CARE. <3
Detail a time when you pushed yourself too hard and felt consequences as a result. Include your reason for having said yes despite wanting to say no. Now record what you would do and why if you could do it all over again where you are today.
Art Journal Prompt:
Create a visual in whatever way feels right to you that shows clearly your boundary. Use color, text or image to convey this from the heart. Be your own visual advocate.
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Dawn engages in many roles, from Writer and Artist to Creative Visionary and Social Media Director, basing her Strategies from her vast experience as award-winning, life-long artist and Host of #JournalChat Live for all things journaling on social media, offering encouragement and information to other journal keepers. Dawn's focus is on journal keeping, artistic expression, positive change, and personal empowerment leading you to leave your authentic and positive mark in the world. Dawn is a watercolor and collage artist, daily doodler and writer and enjoys sharing insights, humor, and encouragement as she shares from her life experiences as a woman, wife, mother of two grown daughters and as a Skip-Generation Grandparent to a special needs grandson. She enjoys keeping a journal and reading spiritual texts to help keep the light on. Have a fab day and may joy find you in the most unexpected places.