Boundaries are hard. Knowing and asking for what you want is one thing. Tolerating the other person’s reaction is another. Boundaries don’t ensure conflict never happens, it ensures we are honest with our people about what we need.
If you’re struggling with “self-care”, you’re not alone. Self-care is a bit abstract, often misapplied, and misunderstood. To add onto this, we often have feelings of guilt and restlessness accompany our attempts at self-care.