In today’s episode, we dig into the topic of boundaries. We discuss why we struggle to say no, how boundaries affect balance, and why we must set boundaries if we want to avoid resentment and soul burn-out. It’s time to have the conversations, draw the limits, and protect what we value most.
Things to Remember in Today’s Podcast:
Boundaries are limits we put in place to protect our values. Essentially, a boundary is “what is okay and what isn’t okay.”
“If we don’t say yes authentically, we say yes resentfully, and that leads to far more problems than if we’d said no in the first place.” ~Nat Lue
Learning to stay within your boundaries keeps you out of resentment.
Saying “no” is NOT a confrontation.
When you’re not setting boundaries, you’re going along with things you don’t like or want. Your life isn’t your own when you are making choices based on what other people might think.
We MUST start thinking of ourselves as a WHOLE person – taking care of your PEMS health! (Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual)
“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” Betsy Jacobson
For many people, their biggest barrier to setting boundaries is often linked to their fundamental fear.
Start looking at your non-mandatory choices and ask yourself if you are ENJOYING them. Would setting a boundary help?