Begin to Set Personal Boundaries
Do you have a hard time standing up for yourself? Do you keep agreeing to do things that you really don't want to do? Do you tolerate rude comments or pushy people because you can't handle conflict? Do you take things personally?
Creating stronger boundaries is the number one way for most women to improve their lives. Here you can learn how to stand up for yourself! Set personal boundaries and free yourself from the "disease to please" with these three steps!
Step 1: Self-Awareness
The first step in learning to set boundaries is self-awareness. Complete the following sentences.
Step 2: Setting Your Boundaries
Learn to set boundaries with others. Find support and using specific language.
Step 3: Strengthen Your Internal Boundaries
Too often, women neglect to stand up for themselves by avoiding confrontation. When someone offends you, stop and ask these three questions.
Guilt in Setting Boundaries
Learn how to overcome guilt. Get rid of the obstacles that could be blocking your way to setting boundaries in your life.
The first step in learning to set boundaries is self-awareness. For example, pay close attention to the situations when you lose energy, feel a knot in your stomach, or want to cry. Identifying where you need more space, self- respect, energy or personal power is the first step.
Another way to identify your boundaries is by completing these three sentences with at least 10 examples.
1. People may not ___________.
2. I have a right to ask for ____________.
3. To protect my time and energy, it's OK to _________________.