Day 7: Boundaries

LEARNING SELF-RESPECT

Respecting your own boundaries can be a tough thing to master. Many of us were raised to see them as a selfish indulgence, and yet boundaries are what protect us and give us important space and time when we need it most. Boundaries are different for everyone, but what they have in common is that they always come from a place of self-respect and self-preservation. Without standing up for ourselves, saying when something crosses a line that makes us unhappy, we are simply dancing to everyone else’s tune.

For today’s challenge, write down one boundary that you would love to make right now if there were no consequences at all – would you tell your friend to stop calling so late at night, your boss to stop giving you other people’s work, your children’s school that you can’t bake a cake for the sale next month? Learning where your boundaries are is a great way to check-in with yourself, and is the first step towards enforcing them.