Many of us have a hard time with boundaries. We often feel guilty when we say no, or don't take care of ourselves because we're too busy taking care of others. But this is a mistake! Setting personal boundaries can be incredibly difficult, but it's an essential part of living a happy life and getting what you want out of your relationships. In this blog post, we'll discuss how to set clear boundaries without feeling guilty!
What are some common feelings we experience when setting personal boundaries?
Guilt and shame are two of the most predominant emotions people feel. We often have a hard time saying no or putting ourselves first because it feels selfish, but this is not true! You deserve to take care of yourself too. In order to feel more confident in setting boundaries, it's important to remind yourself of what makes you happy.
How can we recognize when someone is violating our personal boundaries?
When people cross your boundary and do things they haven't asked permission for or hurt you without respecting that no means no, then there's a problem. You deserve to be respected.
As someone who has trouble with setting boundaries, what are some things I can do to help myself?
Some people might find it easier than others but one of the most effective ways is using a boundary list like this:
*I will not tolerate any form of disrespect or violation in my relationship.* *It's okay for me to say no and feel good about it if that's what I desire.* *If something doesn't make me happy, then there's no reason for it in my life anymore.*
In conclusion, take steps towards building healthy and comfortable relationships so you don't have to go through another day beating yourself up because you did deserve better!
A big part of the Rockstar Spirit mission is to champion our wellbeing. It's time to revisit and redefine our values in this new era so we can operate as our best self to live our best life. Setting personal boundaries is key to loving yourself and honoring your journey.