Boundaries are a vital part of your self-care as a highly sensitive person.
Having boundaries around what you do often involves having to say ‘no’ to some things. This can sound like:
- I have been feeling pretty tired; lately, I feel I need to rest tonight
- I can come for 2 hours, and then I will need to leave
- I don’t answer my phone after 7 pm
It can be challenging for HSPs to say ‘no’ because they face the other person’s disappointment. Boundaries are usually a constant work in progress for highly sensitive people.
Let me know with a ‘yep’ if this is you in the comments.
Reference: Aron, E. N. (2016). The Highly Sensitive Person. NY, New York; Random House.