On this last day of June, a month that helped us to recognize how and where we settle for less, make other people's feelings and problems more important than our own, the Universe has one last lesson for us and that is "Do not make other people's problems your problems! " Always trying to come up with solutions to problems that aren’t yours is a dangerous road to follow. No matter the reason behind your need to take on and solve other people's problems, it is a recipe for exhaustion and in truth for sickness. Of course, compassion, empathy and understanding are all virtuous things. However, trying to resolve problems that do not belong to you is an express-ticket to severe fatigue and depression! Today, recognize that you do not need to interfere, rescue or solve anyone else's problems. Today, give everyone the freedom to resolve their own problems. And, you resolve your own! Today, respect and love yourself enough to recognize when something isn’t healthy for you; when someone dumps their issues on you; when you take on others problems and then begin to ask yourself "whose problem is it anyway?" Today, be confident enough to set clear boundaries to protect yourself. Remember, the only people that get upset about you setting boundaries are the ones that are benefiting from you having none. Today, focus on getting your needs met and on setting healthy boundaries. The way you treat yourself sets the standards for everyone else.
Just for today, I am a master at setting boundaries that protect my time, energy, creativity and emotional well being. I deserve to have boundaries and my boundaries are respected. I respect my own boundaries and I insist others do too. I recognize that each time I set healthy boundaries, I say yes to more freedom. I love and honor myself. I am safe and out of this situation only good will come. And so it is.