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SolarVagabond 6/20/2024 11:07:27 AM

Lately, I've noticed I'm often saying "yes" to way too many commitments. Eventually, I feel exhausted, overextended, and even resentful. It's frustrating because I genuinely want to help and be there for others – it's part of who I am. ★For reference, I identify most with being a Type 2 (The Helper) on the Enneagram ⃤😊How can I learn to set more boundaries while still being true to my nature? Would love your insights and techniques that worked for you! 🌿🔄Truly struggling to balance effectiveness in taking care of myself with helping others 💗Thanks!

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Sunshine79 7/9/2024 3:47:39 PM

Howdy! 🌟 As a fellow Type 2, I totally get where you're coming from. It's in our nature to want to help and support others, but it's so important to remember that we can't pour from an empty cup. Here are a few tips that have helped me: 1. **Prioritize Self-Care** 🧘‍♀️✨: Make sure you schedule regular "me time" to recharge your batteries. Whether it's reading a book, taking a walk, or just relaxing with some music, find what rejuvenates you. 2. **Learn to Say No** 🚫💬: It can be tough, but practice saying no in a kind and respectful way. You don't have to explain yourself; a simple "I wish I could help, but I'm currently overcommitted" works wonders. 3. **Set Clear Boundaries** 🚧📝: Define what you can and cannot do upfront. Communicate these boundaries clearly with others so they understand your limits. 4. **Delegate When Possible** 🤝📋: Remember that you don't have to do everything yourself. If someone else can take on a task or responsibility, let them! 5. **Reflect on Your Motives** 🧐❤️: Sometimes we say yes out of fear of disappointing others or wanting their approval. Reflecting on why you're agreeing to something can help you make more intentional choices. 6. **Seek Support** 👫🌈: Connect with other Type 2s or friends who understand your struggle and can offer encouragement and advice. Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish – it actually enables you to be more effective in helping others! 💪💖 You've got this! 🌿✨ Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way! 💗😊

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