by Amanda S.
Setting boundaries does not eliminate my migraines but it does help reduce stress related migraine headaches for me! I used to be a 'yes' woman and now I make sure I am really clear ahead of time what works for me. Especially around my migraine attacks that are somewhat inflexible (to say the least).
Learn to Say No and Set Limits
Say “No.” When you say no to an emotionally draining person you are saying, "I am as important as you."
It is not necessary to say these words out loud.
All that is necessary is for you to acknowledge to yourself that you and your needs have value and then act on this belief.
The more you flex the "no" muscle, the easier it gets!
Set limits. Setting limits and sticking to them is an excellent tool to use on a regular basis with such people.
Setting the limit is the first step. Then you must follow through.
It's OK to set limits.
Be kind, but be firm.