Don’t tolerate people in your life that don’t treat you well! Stop listening to people who put you down, and who clearly don’t have good intentions. If there are people who are a toxic presence in your life then it is time to shut those relationships down, or at the very least create clear boundaries. Learn how to say “no” to people, and to doing things that cause you distress, or put you in a situation that goes against your core values and beliefs.

Image courtesy of @familyof5ive_ one of my favourite images from #livingfearlesslyauthentic this week.

Ok, so I know it is so simple, it is not easy to shut out everyone who is unpleasant in your life. Sometimes we are forced to deal with people who we wish we didn’t have to. Like an ex-partner who we share children with, or a family member we have to see at large family gatherings. But there are many people who we put up with, and deal with who we can avoid most of the time, or even better never see again. Yet we continue to put up with people who are bad for our mental health because we feel guilty saying no, or because we feel obligated to them. Well enough! Give yourself permission to stop being dragged down by people who are cruel, judgemental, people who are jealous of you, or trying to stop you achieving good things for yourself. Set clear boundaries for your own emotional health.

Setting healthy boundaries for yourself is treating yourself in a kind, and loving way, it is you taking care of you! When you stressed, crying, and hurting from someones behaviour towards you, not only will that bring you down, but the people you love are being affected too by seeing you suffering. You deserve better, you deserve to be happy! By setting clear boundaries you are loving yourself, and that is the best thing you can do!

Don’t ever let someone feel like they have the right to treat you badly, or disrespect you, including yourself. 

Start giving yourself permission to take care of YOU!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic, or hear what you have done in order to deal with toxic people you may, or may no longer have in your life? Please leave me a comment below.

Welcome to my favourite pics from this week’s Instagram Hashtag #livingfearlesslyauthentic. 

This was @memeandharri’s accompanying quote, so true!

Top Left  was shared by @surrey_mama

Top Right was shared by @motherofteensuk

Bottom Left was shared by @oddhogg

Bottom Right was shared by @thelondonmum

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If you are a blogger feel free to join in the link up, I would love to have you be part of the #mg community. If you are not a blogger feel free to click on any of the links below and enjoy some of the posts shared here. This week I will be linking a post on Suicide, and discussing my opinion of the Netflix series ‘Thirteen Reasons Why. If you are linking up an feel this is a post that may be too upsetting for you, please feel free to not read it.

The most clicked upon post last week was from Queen Of Collage, the 2nd week in a row! This week’s post was all about Family Adventures. Please show her some blogging love if you haven’t already.

My favourite post was from Corrine with Leading A Meaningful Life, a beautifully written post. I love where she questions “Even if her living, made just one person’s life better, wasn’t it a meaningful life she lived?”. If you haven’t read this post, please do.



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