Learning how to set boundaries is a skill that can profoundly impact our lives. Whether you struggle with saying “no,” you feel overwhelmed by the demands of others, or simply want to enhance your relationships and personal well-being, this episode will empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to set boundaries as an act of self-care.
Boundaries act as protective barriers that guard our precious time, energy, and well-being. In this episode, I share some of the signs of poor boundaries and why a lack of boundaries often leads to stress, burnout and feelings of resentment.
I share some insights on how to establish healthy boundaries with friends, family, and colleagues, as well as boundaries with yourself, which are essential for building self-trust and self-esteem. We’ll explore the nuances of effective boundary communication, emphasising that boundaries are about protecting ourselves, not controlling others. You’ll also learn how to handle potential resistance and discomfort from those around you when you put boundaries in place.
Self-awareness is the first step in any change. We need to become aware of where we’re leaking our time and energy and where we could benefit from firmer boundaries. In this episode, I’ll guide you through a beautiful exercise that you can do at home to help build self-awareness and ensure you have enough time, attention and energy for the things that are important to you.
For those who are sensitive to the emotions of others, maintaining energetic and emotional boundaries is crucial. In this episode, I’ll also guide you through a visualisation technique to protect your emotional energy and shield you against external influences.
So if you feel like you don’t have enough time to fill your own cup, perhaps you’re in need of some firmer boundaries. I hope this episode inspires you to say “yes” to yourself and start living a life that aligns with your values and aspirations.
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