Saying “No” Is Good for Your Health

SAYING “NO” IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

How many times do you find yourself committing to things that do not resonate with you? You know the moment where your mouth says, yes, but everything inside of you is screaming, no. We have all been there, and that is why it is essential to have boundaries. You can hold yourself accountable because you understand that you can’t pour from an empty cup. 

Ask Yourself What You Need

To set your boundaries, you have to be able to name the limits you need both physically and mentally to operate as your best self. Creating those limits and putting a name to them will positively impact your mental health and set you up for optimal physical health. Look at it from this perspective, most of what limits us from making good decisions that positively impact our physical wellness goals stems from a lack of mental discipline. So if we can make commitments to ourselves and follow through, it will trickle down to other aspects of our lives. 

Own Your Triggers And Navigate Through Them

Our upbringing plays a role in the areas that we have a hard time staying away from. If you were responsible for being the caretaker in your family, naturally, you might have difficulty not showing up for others and putting yourself first. This looks like working extra hours to keep up with your co-workers on a project when you know you are mentally drained or volunteering to pick up a friend from the airport when your body is craving a yoga class or therapy session. 

On a regular day, we have to hold space for ourselves and be intentional about it. So, when trauma triggers become a part of our everyday life, we have to be even more intentional about taking time to recharge so that we still have time to actually do the work. 

Society has created a culture where we label taking care of ourselves as being selfish. But boundary setting is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. When your thoughts challenge you to abort what you know is good for you, to serve others better, I am challenging you to use the affirmations below to choose you and pour into yourself so that you can show us a better version — a whole version. It’s at that point that you can show the world the best version of you. 

Affirmations For Boundary Setting

  • I am a magnet for blessings.
  • I am free to create my OWN reality. I have choices in all situations. Nothing stands between me and my highest good.
  • I overcome fears by following my dreams.
  • My mistakes don’t define me. I will trust the process and celebrate myself for my progress. I am putting forth a genuine effort and will recognize that that is enough.
  • I am love. I am purpose. I was made with divine intention.
  • I am worthy of love. There is nothing that can change that. I was born worthy.
  • I love myself, unconditionally.
  • My possibilities are endless.
  • There is something in this world that only I can do. That is why I am here.
  • I release my need to impress others. I know that I have nothing to prove. I choose to accept myself just the way I am!

It is important to recognize everything that you have in your own personal toolbox and the goal is for these affirmations and tips to become a part of that. As always, take what you can use and leave what does not resonate with you. The goal here is to recognize your worth and the value you bring to those around you when you allow yourself to operate in your purpose.

Brittany Giles

Brittany Giles

NeoraFit™ Ambassador Brittany Giles began her mission to share her fitness journey with the world three years ago. That journey drastically changed the way she viewed fitness. Fun workouts, her favorite fitness events, and nutrition tips are the foundation of FitXBrit, while she also focuses on the mind viewing “fitness” from a mental and spiritual aspect as well. Brittany believes “our bodies are easy to train and it just takes focus and commitment; however, our mindset can be a bit more challenging when we are looking at overall health.” Ultimately, Brittany’s goal is to share all of herself: the educator, fitness and nutrition enthusiast, the mom, and the woman on a journey to achieve peace.

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