The reason most Empaths suffer as they do is because they have no boundaries, poor boundaries, or they fail to enforce the boundaries that they have.
No doubt your friends, family, and society have different ideas about what your boundaries should and shouldn't be.
Only you can know what your boundaries are. Your boundaries are about your sense of self.
Your emotions will tell you what your boundaries are and whether they have been violated.
You fail to enforce your boundaries when:
Empaths are sensitive souls. We are lightworkers that genuinely want to help others to feel good.
Unfortunately, sometimes helping others comes at the expense of our own health and happiness.
When it comes to helping others we must consider why it is we want to help.
We help others because it feels good.
We help others because we don't want to feel rejected.
When it's the shadow side of helping that is emerging, it's time to enforce the boundaries.
Many of us have been conditioned to believe that saying no or not helping out when we are able, is being selfish.
Selfishness has quite a negative connotation.
When we do things we don't want to do, we are energetically assaulting ourselves and for what? To be liked?
Love yourself enough not to be liked.
Make your health and your happiness your priority. Preserving your health and happiness is all the reason in the world to say no to something.
Anyone who ridicules or shames you for taking care of yourself is not someone worth helping.
Remember that NO is a complete sentence!