“A boundary is a limit or space between you and the other person; a clear place where you begin and the other person ends . . . The purpose of setting a healthy boundary is, of course, to protect and take good care of you.”

I wish I could say I set healthy boundaries for myself, but I don’t. It happens from time to time that I allow myself to take on feelings of guilt and self-loathing when talking to certain people. I start to believe that where I am in life isn’t where I should be. That I’ve not done enough, haven’t accomplished enough, haven’t contributed enough. It’s mentally exhausting being an over-thinker, and even more exhausting when some family members suddenly become that little voice inside my head. The little voice in my head that tells me I could be better becomes the voice on the other end of the phone, amplified. How do you set boundaries within yourself? How do you silence the noise?

things that catch my eye – part xxx,xxx,xxx.