Healthy boundaries are a powerful tool that we can easily master. Once learned we can use it to dictate and define the direction of our life. A good start is to realize the power of the word “no” and the phrase “I cannot” and actively integrate both into our vocabulary. The next step is to keep our radar up and functioning to clearly see people and relationships which define us by their needs not ours. This step helps us identify and connect with people who bring as much to a relationship as they take away.
Creativity is another key element in setting boundaries. Be creative and design a plan to avoid, circumvent, and limit contact with people and relationships that take more than they give. It really is okay to include family members and significant others past and present in the plan. These simple steps brings balance and consolidate our energy. It enables us to focus on achieving rewarding relationships and outcomes. Soon,the art of setting healthy boundaries is mastered. It becomes as natural as breathing and a force that supports us on life’s journey. It is just that simple. Try it. The choice is always ours. Exercising choice is our first step towards setting healthy boundaries. margiesdaughters