Boundaries are amazing and totally necessary to protect
yourself, your energy, and most of all… Your sanity!
It took me quite a while to grasp the concept of boundaries.
For most of my life, I tried to fit in and was nothing but a doormat for most.
Doing and helping others made me feel good in the moment and gave me illusion I
was actually valued. The result… my cup got more and more empty, and I become more
and more frustrated and depressed.
From a very young age it was drilled into me to put my needs
on the backburner. Me nor my needs mattered and were not important. What a terrible
thing to teach a child!
It wasn’t until just a short while ago, that I finally
established my boundaries. What’s even more important… enforce them! There are
quite a few people who are slamming into those boundaries these days. What’s amusing
is that the first time they meet them, they get a little jolt. Clearly, they
don’t think it’s for real because they keep slamming in them again and again.
Eventually, even those slow learners, or a better and more
accurate term is ‘USERS’, get the message. Some are modifying their behavior and
adjust to my boundaries because they still want what I have to offer. Others,
well… they simply fade aways. Simple as that!
Either way, I have a lot more peace and calmness in my life.
I love it!
Do you have boundaries? Are you enforcing them? All the time
or only sometimes?
If you only enforce them sometimes, you are sending the
message that people nag you long enough, you’ll give in, and they get what they
wanted in the first place. As a result, you beat yourself up and go down that
negative spiral. I know because I have done that.
Any of you who have kids know what I am talking about…
Rip off the band-aid! Set your boundaries and enforce them!
You are so deserving of being valued, respect, love, and so much more. You owe
it to yourself to protect your energy and mental health.
If you don’t value yourself first, you cannot expect others
to value you either. It starts with you.
Trust me when I tell you that after the initial shock period, life is so much
more peaceful. Not to mention what it does for one’s self-esteem and self-value.
I can very highly recommend it!
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