My top nine posts of 2018. •
1. The cozy #hygge
corner in the kitchen •
2. #purplehaze #lavender
3. Faith opening birthday presents from the boys.
4. The #lochnessmonster
in the #hohrainforest
5. David telling everyone that he took our 18 year old grandson to the courthouse to register to #vote
6. My favorite childhood photo taken with the parents outside of #sanquentin
7. A sweet mug from a year of #mugmonday
8. A #squirrel
on his way to the top.
the wiener dog with her favorite mug
This is a big one for us sensitive folks and highly empathic people.
Particularly at this time of year when our energy is likely to be pulled in many directions.
A boundary is a personal limit.
They cover all elements of the self.
Emotional, Mental, Physical, Energetic, and the Spirit.
Think of it as a nice line on your lawn that helps you keep your house safe and comfortable.
It’s incredibly important.
Yet oftentimes, the discomfort can be what makes it so difficult to set and keep.
Especially when we can feel the reactions of others so easily.
It can come down to just one simple
act of saying, “No.”
I’ll be the first to admit that this is something I quite struggle with.
It’s a practice.
And for me, one of my most difficult to actually just do.
Boundaries can look like saying “no” to some of the tasks on our to-do list.
It’s telling that one person that spontaneously vents everything to you,
“I don’t have the mental space to truly listen right now,
but I would be happy to sit down with you tomorrow for a cup of tea and a chat.”
Boundaries can feel like scheduling a night for yourself to recharge and renew instead of going to that holiday party that you actually don’t want to go to.
The beautiful thing about boundaries is
That when we are steadfast with our boundaries,
It empowers others to explore theirs as well.
So for this holiday season,
I encourage you to give yourself permission to say “NO”.
Say “no” to anything that stirs even the slightest bit of hesitation from your inner voice.
It’s not about perfection, it’s about progress.
Give yourself the gift of boundaries.