When you are struggling, you don’t need to explain yourself. You can take a planned, or unplanned, outage and disengage as you need to. It’s okay to say “no” and to not explain why. Saying no doesn’t make you unkind or uncaring. It’s just a timeout for yourself so you can reset, come back to center, and get back into the game when you are ready. There is no time limit on this! It could be a few days, or it could be a whole season. If you have been a poor boundary setter in the past, this may throw people for a loop. They will get over it or they won’t. If they are poor boundary setters themselves, they may completely not understand why you would put yourself first. You don’t need to convince these people or argue your point. You can just smile and wish them peace on the inside. And stand firm with your no!
A message from Mother Mary: If you are seeking peace and comfort in your life, open your arms wide enough to feel the ever presence of the Divine.
A message from Kuan Yin: May you be happy, peaceful, and joy-filled today. May you know true love.
Be well friends!