Let's talk about boundaries
The No. 1 thing that sensitive souls need to create right now in their life to thrive is healthy boundaries.
Whether you are seeking your dream partner, job, lifestyle, or embodying your truth, at the foundation of your ultimate success will be healthy boundaries. In other words, what you say yes to and what you say no to.
Sensitive souls can easily get lost in the truths, the priorities, the beliefs, and the perceptions of the wider world around them. When merging in this way with others, you can suddenly be taken off course, distracted, or self-sabotage your greatest desires.
Here's an honest question, have you considered the boundaries you set in your life? Or whether boundaries exist at all?
When I first learned about boundaries I realized I basically had none and then after setting a few, I realized the boundaries I did set up over time were unintentionally blocking me from creating healthy ones. So I spent a lot of years learning how to establish healthy boundaries in all areas of my life.
How do you know if you don't have boundaries? Here are a few clues:
You allow whatever task you are doing to constantly be interrupted by text messages, phone calls, and e-mails without pause.
You are more concerned with upsetting another person if you were to take space than your soul's need to reset.
You continue to allow your priorities to get sidelined by the priorities of other people in your life. In other words, your goals continue to be put on snooze.
How do you know if you have boundaries that are not supporting you?
You commit to people romantically who are "kinda close" to the type of person you want to partner with, over amplifying their good qualities while numbing out the serious list of unhealthy ones and red flags.
You go to an extreme to block out and protect all of your time off, unintentionally isolating you from people you care about for fear of not having time to yourself.
You become so rigid and inflexible in your boundaries that the fun of life drains out.
Do any of these sounds like you? If so, you have an opportunity to explore creating healthier boundaries. I recommend you start with the relationships in your life.
To begin, check out my article onThe 3 Biggest Relationship Challenges For Highly Sensitive Peoplewhere I share about what a healthy boundary is, how to assess your boundaries, and two other strategies for creating healthier relationships.
Hint: Following through on these three strategies can give you more space to develop healthier boundaries in other areas of your life as well like work, with your inner critic, with your time, and your goals.
I have some exciting plans to write more on relationships and the unique challenges of being a sensitive soul. I'd love to know:
What are your greatest relationship challenges?
What do you find most challenging about being a sensitive person?
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