January 12, 2020
Finding the balance between being agreeable and setting boundaries.
I’ve been saying “no” a lot recently. “No” out of fear of becoming overwhelmed. “No” out of fear of being taken advantage of. “No,” because I want to set clear boundaries from the start.
Boundaries aren’t a bad thing, but they limit us.
When we’re trying to figure it out, sometimes we set boundaries when we don’t need to.
Fear is a story we tell ourselves about the future. Those stories are rarely correct. They’re fictional inner narratives.
If 2019 was about setting boundaries, 2020 is about releasing them. Sometimes we need to go through extremes to find the balance. I hope to find my Goldilocks spot of boundary-setting.
I’m ready to share more yeses.
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“Feel Sorry For” vs. “Empathy”