Prentis Hemphill says “Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously.” Boundaries are like fence posts, it’s your job to maintain them. People will push against them even though they shouldn’t, but it is up to you to enforce them and keep them strong.
There is a lot of resistance to having boundaries in our lives. But putting them into place is so important because they help us to know what is OK, and what is not.
For those of us who have toxicity in our work, homes, or families, it stems from not having boundaries. Different people have different boundaries and implementing and maintaining them will make the chaos in your life feel easier.
I invite you to ask yourself, what boundaries need to be put into place to handle unexpected crises? What do you need to put into place so you can show up with compassion and empathy for yourself and other people?
Listen in this week as I share what boundaries are, what it looks like to have them in place, and the problem with setting them. I’m sharing a way to reframe how you look at boundaries in your life and giving you some examples of how you can use them to support yourself and other people.
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- The difference between compassion and empathy and the importance of showing them to yourself.
- An example of how I didn’t enforce a boundary in my own life and the result.
- How to check in and have empathy for yourself.
- Why we are not responsible for other people’s emotions.
- The importance of putting boundaries into place.
- Some tips to help you implement boundaries into your workday.
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