Boundaries are an important part of life. They can be seen as a line that marks a particular limit in action, activity or mental space.
Boundaries are not just about property lines or walls. Boundaries are created for us to take care of ourselves with guidelines for how much we are willing to allow in our life.
Boundaries take many different shapes and forms. Healthy boundaries help us to create expectations of ourselves and others. They establish what behavior you are willing to accept from others and what others can expect from you in terms of your acceptance.
Some examples of boundaries include the following:
• Creating personal, physical space from other(s)
• Limitations in sharing personal information with other(s)
• Being clear with yourself on what you need and communicating that with authority.
• Valuing your own opinions, beliefs, and needs as important.
• Saying no when it feels like the right answer for you.
What boundaries have you set in your life? How do you feel when you set them?
Boundaries are a part of life for a reason. We create them and recreate them often, depending on our circumstances. They can be renegotiated as often as we need. Boundaries are implemented to protect ourselves and our values.
How do you create boundaries in your life? Do you renegotiate your boundaries when necessary? I would love to hear from you!
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