DO YOU HAVE HEALTHY BOUNDARIES?
Boundaries are essential if we want to live authentically and fully. They ensure we keep in line with honouring our emotions, work through and with what we feel, and tune into our intuition.
Without boundaries we are ungrounded and often end up being led, or pushed, around by others. Essentially we give our sovereignty away by not knowing who we are or what we want or deserve. This makes us distracted, directionless and often easy prey to bullies because we are afraid to think for ourselves.
Maintaining boundaries is an aspect of having a healthy sense of self. You might still get the negative, critical voice in your head from time to time but you can observe, rather than be led by, it.
When we can stand up and say no because something is not in alignment with who we are, we are no longer driven by the fear of what others might think. When we can own who we are we trust our gut feelings, judgement and decisions, then we can be freer and experience ourselves fully and authentically, we can grow and evolve.
Take some time to be still. If you’ve not had strong boundaries in the past it can feel uneasy to start trusting yourself and setting boundaries for yourself. You’ll question yourself, doubt, feel anxious, some people won’t like it and challenge you. But if you can be still every day, maybe start a journal too, begin working out a positive framework for yourself and standing by it, you’ll soon see some positive changes in how you feel and your life.
Who do you need to say no to?
What situations or behaviours drain you that you want to put a stop to?
What will you do with the free time created by not taking responsibility that’s not yours and keeping out of others’ dramas?
You can think for yourself. You can trust yourself. You are, and always have been, enough. Let me know how your life changed when you started setting boundaries.
Art & thanks 🙏 @Trippy (instagram)
Speak soon, Nancy.
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