Self-Care Hack #9
An important part of self-care is setting boundaries. A self-care practice includes arranging your life to support your needs and to increase your happiness. One of my favorite exercises that I learned from Cheryl Richardson’s book The Art of Extreme Self-Care is about creating your Absolute No List. To create your list, think of the things that you don’t want to do anymore (or already won’t do) to protect your precious energy and honor your values. What will you no longer tolerate to protect your quality of life? Some examples my include:
•Keep things that you no longer use, need, or love.
•Finish reading books that lose your interest.
•Talk politics with friends.
•Live without pets.
•Invest in relationships that are not aligned with who you are and who you want to be.
•Eat when your not hungry.
•Keep clothes in your closet that don’t fit anymore.