The Benefits of Setting Boundaries
As much as we like to talk about pushing boundaries and surpassing expectations, when you start to lose yourself, a limit needs to be made. When something or someone is taking from who you want to be, a boundary needs to be created. Here are benefits I have experienced when I started to create boundaries for myself and within my life.
A Confidence Boost
Watch yourself flourish inside and out once you start to control what you want inside your life. When you set boundaries, you are teaching yourself discipline while gaining intuitive strength every time you decline an event you don’t want to go to or decide not to include someone on your personal thoughts. Whether consciously or subconsciously, you will find yourself trusting your choices instead of having internal battles between what you want or what someone else would want for you.
As a libra, I do look for personal space and find enjoyment in my alone time. But, sometimes being alone and feeling alone are not the same thing. Setting boundaries can give purpose to your alone time, which can then add intention and, in the end, happiness because you chose YOU. That feeling of the power to choose can create joy within your life because you are reminded of the natural power you are born with.
What better way to learn more about yourself than to see what you think is worth your time, energy, and mental space. See where your head and heart lies when it comes to what you like now vs what you used to like. Gain a new perspective every time you say “no” or “I am not able to take on that task.” Receive a new understanding to why you felt so tired last month or why you love certain activities this month. Let the boundaries you create shine light on the inner you.
I welcome you to set your fear aside and put yourself first for your mental and emotional health and space. Setting boundaries may be new to you, but if you remind yourself that it is essential for your growth and future it may become a natural habit with the benefits becoming hard to miss.
What boundaries have helped you?
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