25 Personal Bill of Rights

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25 Personal Bill of Rights

A friend and colleague of mine, going through counselling was introduced to the 25 Personal Bill of Rights. She shared them with a intimate group of likeminded women and everyone of them including me was blown away by them. They struck me at my core so I’m putting here so that you too can be blessed by them. So here we go:

1.      I have the right to ask for what I want.

2.      I have the right to say "no" to requests or demands I can’t meet.

3.      I have the right to express all of my feelings, positive or negative.

4.      I have the right to change my mind.

5.      I have the right to make mistakes and not have to be perfect.

6.      I have the right to follow my own standards.

7.      I have the right to say no to anything when I feel I am not ready, it is unsafe, or it violates my values.

8.      I have the right to determine my own priorities.

9.      I have the right not to be responsible for others’ behaviour, actions, feelings, or problems.

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 uniquely myself.

13.   I have the right to feel scared and say, “I’m scared.”

14.   I have the right to say, “I don’t know.”

15.   I have the right not to give excuses or reasons for my behaviour.

16.   I have the right to make decisions based on my feelings.

17.   I have the right to my own needs for personal space and time.

18.   I have the right to be playful and frivolous.

19.   I have the right to be healthier than those around me.

20.   I have the right to be in a non-abusive 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 needs and wants respected by others.

24.   I have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

25.   I have the right to be happy

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