At some point, too many of us internalized the belief that being a woman means complete self-sacrifice, not setting healthy boundaries for our well-being, and not taking care of our fundamental needs – even for sleep, quality food, and relaxation. Further, as moms, we often take on the lioness's share of the household. As partners, we plan the dates and stay in touch with old friends. At work, we pick up the slack of others without so much as a peep of protest. But here's the thing – often, others don't even notice that we are doing all of this extra work because we haven't set healthy boundaries – with ourselves or with them. We've been taught to be the “good girl” (definitely listen to last week's podcast episode ALL about this topic if you haven't yet) and with this, we also believe that boundaries are rude or selfish. So we give and give and give – at the expense of our well-being and sometimes at the expense of our own passions and fulfillment. Time for a reframe! Not only is having boundaries not selfish – but we are better givers when we practice conscious boundaries.
And that's exactly what I'm talking about in this latest On Health episode. Tune in as I dish out my top tips to get you on your way to a boundary-setting queen! And learn all about why it's truly so important, just in time for the new year ahead and beyond.
In this episode I share:
- What boundaries are, including the types we may overlook
- Why we have trouble setting boundaries
- How to know whether you need healthy boundaries in your life
- Exercises to support you in discovering your highest priorities and how to stick to them
- The boundary-setting practices to get you started and that really work
- And more – including my weird style tip that relates to healthy boundaries
I KNOW that many of you will have at least a few “aha” moments and maybe even have some tears of understanding. Listen and become your own boundaries badass!
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