Greetings, my dearest reader! I hope you are doing well and that your energy is radiating love and high vibrations. 🙂
How are you when it comes to setting boundaries for yourself?
For a (very) long time, I struggled to set boundaries for myself at all. I had a very difficult time separating my own energy out from the energies of other people, and I regularly burnt myself out taking on emotions, drama, and issues that weren’t even mine to begin with. Not fun. (Or healthy.)
Then, when I gradually started to marshal the courage and self-respect needed to establish clear boundaries for myself, I veered too much in the opposite direction: I set really firm, totally inflexible, and borderline OCD boundaries, which let nothing and nobody in. Again: Not fun. And still not healthy. Can you relate?
I know that I’m not alone in trying to find a middle ground when it comes to setting boundaries. This week’s video explores boundaries and opens the door to a new perspective on setting clear but flexible boundaries for yourself. You can watch it here:
Highlights that are covered in the video include:
- The one-sided way that most of us tend to view boundaries
- The main problem with this one-sided perspective on boundaries
- The ‘boundary setting’ spectrum– where do you fall on the continuum at this point in your life?
- A visualization exercise to help you understand boundaries as more flexible and dynamic (vs rigid and indiscriminate)
Bonus! I actually recorded this video during daylight hours and with a real camera vs with my laptop’s crappy built-in webcam. So you can see me! Crisply! Yeah!!
I hope you enjoy seeing my actual face and my real facial features… and obviously, I also hope that this video is helpful for you. Heh. More information and support around boundaries to come. 🙂
PS: If you have a question or topic you would like me to cover in a future blog post or video, fire me an e-mail to let me know. I’m always happy to help! Have a beautiful day and week…
I needed this today! Thank you!
Thank YOU, Cindy! I’m happy it helps. 🙂
Hello my dear.
How’s things? I just got round to seeing your video. I love the cell analogy. Really, really great (and I am so fascinated with human biology).
I hope all is going well for you. You look good on a “real” camera and your necklace is really pretty.
Aw, Nic! So nice to hear from you– xoxo! I’m a sucker for human biology, too, which is why MY WHOLE WEBSITE is named after the zona pellucida. (Such a geek!) I hope you are doing well and that life is fun and flowing for you. 🙂
Good to hear from you too. This past year has been a bit, well, challenging but I’m in the depths of it and slaying baddies here there and everywhere. It’s all going in the right direction. Loads a love to you too xx