We all want our boundaries to be respected, and many of us fear that a boundary will break a relationship. If we don’t reply to that email, if we don’t follow that person back, if we don’t go to that wedding even though we can’t afford it... will we still be loved, appreciated, valued?
If there’s another phrase that’s buzzier (and emptier) than self-care, we don’t want to know what it is. Is self-care eating salad? Watching Netflix? Pressing ignore on a call you don’t want to take? Yes,and, it’s really about being in tune with where you are and what you need.