There are things you can DO to get yourself ready to set boundaries, and today I’m going to talk about them! We'll start at the beginning with WHAT a boundary is, and what is isn't. Like manipulating someone or trying to control them.
How do you get to the place where you are ready to set a boundary? Making decisions, practice, clarity and self care are all part of this picture. Here are the basic steps:
Not all experiences of setting boundaries go badly. Sometimes you get exactly what you asked for! This can stun people--"OMG--They just listened and respected me?" Then they feel dazed and don't know what to do!
I go in-depth on how to respond if people push back against your request. This is the part that feels most complicated and overwhelming to people. I wanted you to hear my thoughts plus multiple options on how to handle immature responses.
You can do it! Let me know if you set a boundary and want to celebrate--I'm down for that!
The 2 Podcast Episodes I mentioned are:
Making the "I Message" work FOR you--aired April 23, 2020
Inner worth is the Backbone of Boundaries--aired August 8, 2021
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