Updated: Mar 1, 2019
Boundaries are those invisible fences (not walls) we put up in our lives that allow the good things in and keep the bad things out. They bring order to our lives and give us a clearer sense of ourselves and our relationships. In short, they protect us and bring us closer to true happiness and inner peace.
Some signs you may have issues with your boundaries:
(To start, if reading those lines in the meme makes you uncomfortable, we have some work to do!)
You have constant drama with friends or family members (any or all)
You are having the same argument over and over
You often feel used, unappreciated and/or resentful
Many of your relationships are unhealthy or fail
You keep going back to THAT relationship/friendship
You have a hard time asking for what you want
Your trust has been violated too many times for you to count
Your personal space (home, physical space) is frequently violated and disrespected
You feel like you don't have a voice
You commit to people or things you don't want to
You feel guilty saying NO
When you do say no, it's not respected
You fear the repercussions of standing up for yourself
You don't know how to disconnect from devices
You often regret or feel embarrassed by things you've said
You often feel riddled with guilt and unhappiness
And these are just the basics! Do any of those speak to you? Learning where you are lacking in your boundaries and how to strengthen them is key for increasing your happiness and well being as well as enhancing your relationships. Yes, boundaries, when they are put into place properly, make relationships better, not worse.
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