How are your boundaries?
Established and strong? Or vague (even to you, but especially to others) and weak?
Many of my coaching clients are working on setting stronger boundaries as a critical component of self-care.
- They’re tired of saying “yes” when they really want to say “no.”
- They’re frustrated by taking on commitments and then feeling resentful.
- They’re upset at not speaking up just to avoid conflict.
Boundaries act as a filter to let in things that enhance you and keep out things that would limit you.
Setting strong boundaries is a healthy life skill, and many of us could use some boundary strengthening.
Here’s your mini mission
Think about an area of your life where you find yourself over-committed, people pleasing, or feeling resentful. These are red flags that signal boundary work is needed.
Perhaps it’s a boundary about what people may not do around you, like tell off-color jokes or gossip. Or maybe it’s a boundary about something you have a right to ask for, like more time to make a decision or time alone.
Whatever it is, think of a boundary that you need to address to boost your self-respect, energy, and personal power. Your mission is to establish or renegotiate that boundary.