As a child, I cared about everyone and everything, regardless of whether others cared about me. I cared about what other people thought about me, so much so that my decisions were influenced by their suggestions, even though their suggestions were never right for me.
My thoughts weren’t my own. I’d speak and say things to please and gave no consideration to my own inner voice. I cared too much about being politically correct. In hindsight, I should have stopped caring about what was politically correct and thought about myself more.
Stop caring about your boundaries so much. There will always be those who insist that what we’re trying to do is impossible. Begin to follow your own intuition; try what you want to try. Your limitations are other people’s limitations of themselves. Stop caring about the things you can’t control and adjust your life accordingly.
Some circumstances will sometimes be beyond your control, whilst other circumstances will be there for you to sort out. Accept that things happen. Change how you perceive and react to those situations, so that you can sort out the things within your control and reach.
Stop caring about the mistakes you make. Mistakes teach us important lessons about life and about ourselves. The biggest mistake most of us make is doing nothing because we’re afraid we’ll make mistakes.
Finally, you will know when it’s right to care for others because they care about you; in the same way, as you care about them. You will also know when it’s right to stop caring, because your efforts are not reciprocal.