Personal Bill of Rights

1. I have a right to ask for what I want.
2. I have a right to say no to requests or demands that I cannot meet.
3. I have a right to express all of my feelings – positive and negative.
4. I have a right to change my mind.
5. I have a right to make mistakes and do not have to be perfect.
6. I have a right to follow my own values and beliefs.
7. I have the right to say no to anything if I feel that I am not ready, if it is unsafe, or if it conflicts with my values.
8. I have the right to determine my own priorities.
9. I have the right not to be responsible for the actions, feelings, or behavior of others.
10. I have the right to expect honesty from others.
11. I have the right to be angry at someone I love.
12. I have the right to be myself. To be unique.
13. I have the right to express fear.
14. I have the right to say, “I don’t know.”
15. I have the right not to give excuses or reasons for my behavior.
16. I have the right to make decisions based on my feelings.
17. I have the right to my own personal space and time.
18. I have the right to be playful.
19. I have the right to be healthier than those around me.
20. I have the right to feel safe, and be in a nonabusive environment.
21. I have the right to make friends and be comfortable around people.
22. I have the right to change and grow.
23. I have the right to have my wants and needs respected by others.
24. I have the right to be treated with dignity and respected.
25. I have the right to be happy.

My therapist gave this list to me during my last visit. I would cite them except I don’t know where they came from exactly. I am still learning to like them myself. I thought I should share them tho…….

Over and out.

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Personal Bill of Rights

  1. Reblogged this on The Busted Up Blog and commented:
    I love it, I’m of scared of it. How often are these rights manipulated and abused ? How often have I been told I do not have the right to this that or the other, and how do we protect ourselves from those who won’t accept them. Thank you for sharing it takes away some of the, ‘is it me ? am I just crazy ?’ thoughts.

  2. Jami I am glad you have this list. Good therapist. I know why you can’t see our names now on top. If you use a tablet or phone they don’t show up. CC may not know why we subscribe to ourselves but I do..LMAO…to see how things look when they go through…on our phone it does not show up…this is why you never know…heads up sista..that is why you thought it was me…I will overlook you thought I was Chanel..as I often make fun of her..hahahahaha…love you …sorry I have been so sick…

    D. my stepkid gave me a small bottle of Axe spray..hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..I am sooo keepin that in my purse and always thinkin of you…or using it in self defense and still thinkin of you…mad love -alex

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