Protect your sacred spaces
It’s okay to admit that there are some areas of your life and some humans in your life that you don’t want interacting. You don’t want this one family member in your home because she’ll criticize and disrespect it. You don’t want this one friend at your performance because she doesn’t seem to appreciate how much work you put into it. It almost feels like she’s trying to keep you down. That’s okay. Not everybody has to be a part of every area of your life.