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Is it time to write your boundaries statement?

Is it time to write your boundaries statement?

A lot of times when we find ourselves overbooked, it's because we have a breach in our personal and/or professional boundaries.

Some people don't like the word "boundaries" because they think it's selfish, exclusive, and cuts people off from you.

Boundaries can be all of those things - IF they are unhealthy boundaries.

Having healthy boundaries in place allows you to:

• take good care of your wellness
• preserve your energy
• boosts your confidence
• supports your productivity profile

With many of us having disruptions in our lives, many of our previous boundaries have disappeared.

We feel out of sorts because we are not sure how to re-establish them - because we are dealing with so much - and we are just trying to make it through each day.

These are all real things.

I have been encouraging my clients to write boundaries statements to get clarity with themselves about what their needs are.

A boundary statement looks like this:

I think/feel ____ when _____ because _____. When this happens, I know/feel I need _____.

Having a better understanding of what boundaries you need to (re)establish will help you
• take better care of yourself
• say no without apologizing
• stop overbooking yourself
• ask for more help or support

How are your boundaries looking these days?

Are there any tweaks or upgrades you need to make?

Share your boundary statement in the comments.

Kanesha Baynard

Kanesha is the founder of the Bold Living Today community focused on helping members disrupt unfulfilling patterns through creativity and navigate transition with confidence and boldness.