Boundary setting is a large part of having healthy relationships and supportive environment around you. It allows us to take ownership of our lives and our happiness. Without boundaries, we can end up with one-sided relationships that can lead to resentment.
Having unclear boundaries used to be a huge problem for me. I would allow others to dictate my schedule, guilt or pressure me into giving more of my time, energy or money than I was comfortable. I allowed others to speak to me in a way I did not feel comfortable with. I often felt unheard and invisible!
Once I started to really focus on making myself happy and want I wanted from life, I started to see boundaries in a different light. They aren't selfish or unkind. What I've learnt is that we need boundaries otherwise we risk burning out and feeling miserable.
Below are signs you have healthy boundaries.
What I've learnt is that we need boundaries otherwise we risk burning out and feeling miserable. Make sure you follow the steps above if you struggle with boundaries.