3 Takeaways From 7 Months in Therapy

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Here are 3 top takeaways from 7 months in therapy

1. Identify your values
2. Know your boundaries
3. Don’t apologize for being you

Identify Your Values

How much do you believe in what you tell other people? How much do you believe in what you tell yourself? Your response doesn’t hold the truth. Your actions do. Identifying personal values means highlighting your current behavior and comparing it to your healthiest behavior. Then adjusting your behavior to meet the healthier version of you.

Is there anything you’re lying to yourself about?

Process that. You can only be honest with yourself when you stop running from yourself. Through introspecting your values become apparent. The answer → What do you spend the most time doing? Who do you spend the most time with? What do you do in your free time? Where do your thoughts wander midday? What keeps you up at night? Answer honestly.

“Sometimes what you don’t do is just as important as what you do.” — Greg McKeown

Know Your Boundaries 🔑🔑🔑

Major Key. Learning this is truly life-changing. I’ve met so many people who don’t understand the concept of boundaries. Or they do but wish they had learned what a boundary was sooner!

We set boundaries because we know the pain from not setting them.

Don’t Apologize For Being You

As a black woman I’ve been in spaces where I naturally felt sorry for being black and/or being a woman. Crazy right? I felt apologetic because I didn’t want to be perceived as difficult, bossy or as “having an attitude problem”. So I would say..

You deserve value because you are inherently valuable.




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