Creating clear and healthy boundaries may well be one of the most crucial aspects of self-care. Some people argue that boundaries are even more important. I believe they go hand in hand, and that it’s not possible to address one without the other.
Boundaries are defined in multiple layers; and like every other aspect of self-care, they are completely unique to you. The key to working with boundaries involves defining these layers as clearly as possible for yourself and others.
It is the act of defining that creates a boundary, and makes it crystal clear what you want to remove or keep in your life.
“Boundaries are a life enhancing system of ‘yes’’ and ‘no’s.’ They are stop signs and borders you install to protect yourself so that it is clear you own your life, make good choices, and pursue the authentic expression of who you are in the way you live, love, give and relate.”
Personal boundaries are the...