Choosing your own health and happiness over the fears and thoughts of others can be difficult sometimes.. However, having good personal boundaries, which take your needs in to consideration, is essential for your well-being and that of others. If we push ourselves beyond our limits for health and happiness we may end up being unable to care for others anyway or indeed ourselves. I've always believed good health is a precious gift to be cherished not taken for granted. I've also realized good fences make good neighbors as the saying goes has a lot of truth in it. If we don't know where we stop and others begin we start to enmesh in their lives rather than live our own or let them live theirs. Finding the right balance between being an individual with your own needs and wants and being part of the human community can be a lifelong challenge as well as an opportunity to grow. Everyone is unique and needs a different level of solitude and company. One size doesn't fit all which is the beauty of our human tapestry.
Ankhra Laan-Ra. Glasgow based Well-being and Fitness Coach.