“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it.” –Anna Taylor
Boundaries are hard. There, I said it. I can only speak for myself but I do what I do and I am who I am because I love people and I live to help. This also means that I struggle to place boundaries. I often find myself with a case of burnout. This quote reminds me to check in with myself and how I’m using my time and energy. The kicker being that if I’m not setting smart, healthy boundaries I end up becoming useless to everyone. Not only do they deserve better but so do I. Time and energy truly are precious because they are limited. The best news is that we have a choice in how we use or abuse our time and energy. Love yourself. Love others. Choose wisely.
Sarah Deats is a Behavioral Health Technician at RI International and the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer.