We’re going to have a little chit chat today on self-esteem and boundaries as it pertains to self-care.

Good self-esteem makes it possible for you to impose clear boundaries– it lets you say no when you want to say no, and cures the disease to please others.

You with me on that?


When you have good self-esteem, you are usually good at setting and preserving your boundaries (ex: you don’t answer you boss’s call at 9PM, you know you are worthy of rest. Or you can unplug easily from social media because don’t have FOMO). When your self-esteem is good, you let the lines between work and play become clear: you are able to separate the two and become more present in your life. Life becomes more balanced, and people stop stepping all over of you.

If you have low self-esteem, you’re usually not so good at creating and setting boundaries. If you have low self-esteem, you may see yourself becoming the yes girl and the people-pleaser. You might notice an invasion of work into your personal life, you might be feeling burned out and like balance is impossible to achieve.

The answer to a lot? Building your self-esteem muscle, each day. When you feel good about yourself, you will start pleasing yourself. You will realize you are worthy. You will start feeling deserving of happiness. You will start to feel more energized in your life as you start to care for yourself.

And so we end where where we began, always—> self-care. Work on your self-love, self-worth, self-esteem, and self-care everyday.

If I can help you, I’m down for it. You can also start by downloading my free self-care guide.

Share this post with anyone who might need to see it. Happy Motivation Monday,

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (BlissEssential.co), Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (BusyToBliss.com), Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform EricaDiamond.com® (previously WomenOnTheFence.com®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.