How to Set Boundaries
Have you ever found yourself at an event, dinner, movie, party, etc and thought
"why am I here? I had / have no desire to be here."?
Have you ever been sweating in the 1 million degree summer heat doing some random and laborious task
asking yourself WHY or HOW you signed up for this?
Ever felt like you've wasted hours (or even an entire weekend) doing something that did not align with
your goals or soul?
THAT feeling is most often the result of people-pleasing and failure to set clear boundaries.
Boundaries are tricky. They're difficult to set in the beginning but become rote after lots of practice.
They require forethought and communication.
Licensed counselors are often EXPERTS at explaining and helping you set boundaries,
so please find a good local counselor if you identify this as an area of potential growth for yourself.
One word of caution, however: once you get GOOD at setting boundaries, you will never look back.
Tell your best friends and loved ones to say goodbye to the Doormat You and hello to the Assertive You. 🥰
In addition to the lists below (which are both excellent references), I want to give you my tips and insights around setting boundaries.
10/22/2022 07:54:19 am
Boundaries are of the utmost importance! The best tip here is "no is a complete sentence!" It is not up to us to negotiate others expectations of our own time.
10/22/2022 11:56:54 am
Thank you cousin! Yes, us both being in caregiving fields adds even more layers to the boundary tightrope. Thank you for reading- means so much!
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