Your personal Bill of Rights

Everyone has the same rights even though some don’t even know that these basic rights exist. Having your own Bill of Rights can help with various elements of your life, it can help with confidence, self esteem, self worth and it can also help you validate your own needs, opinions and boundaries with other people, it can also help you when standing up to people assertively.

Some examples of your rights

  • I have the right to be happy or sad
  • I have the right to change my mind
  • I have the right to ask for help
  • I have the right to say I don’t understand
  • I have the right to say yes or no without explaining myself
  • I have the right to decline responsibility for other peoples problems
  • I have the right to express my own opinions and beliefs
  • I have the right to feel emotions
  • I have the right to ask for help and support
  • I have the right to be treated fairly
  • I have the right to make mistakes
  • I have the right to not be judged
  • I have the right to be listened to and to listen to

You can also add to the list. Its hard when someone is unwell to understand that they have these rights and are worthy of them. An idea for you, print out or write this list down and put it somewhere in your home which you can look at and read.

 

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