As we grow older, we must learn to set healthy boundaries to preserve our inner peace. It is important to avoid surrounding ourselves with insensitive and toxic people. Many of these people have known us for such a long time and they know a lot about us. So they believe that they could set us off and do things that could affect us negatively for a very long time. They know our vulnerabilities and soft spots.
They may sometimes come as friends or family who are trying to help us, but they are just projecting their problems on us instead of taking responsibility for their own problems.Learn to set healthy boundaries. Be mindful of people who keep projecting their problems on you instead of taking responsibility for their own problems. Click To Tweet
How do we then set healthy boundaries?
- At some point in life, you may need to stand up for yourself by telling a toxic person to stop giving you any advice or stop making comments on everything you say because he or she is always hurting your feelings.
- Be strong, confident and speak up for yourself especially when the toxic person is a relative who feels that they know you very well because they have been in your life for a long time.
To conclude, the fact that you are 50 years old and above does not mean that you should allow close friends or relatives to disrespect you and make you unhappy. Your happiness belongs to you and no other person, so own it.