Setting Healthy Boundaries. A Life Lesson in Control…..

giphy[1]A crisis is the prefect catalyst and motivator for change. It provides us with a sense of urgency to move our life in a new and better direction. A solid starting point is to set new and well defined boundaries. Setting boundaries is  a  life skill  that places us in the driver’s seat of our life. Healthy boundaries are a powerful tool that shapes the direction of our life and relationships.  With a few simple steps the process of setting boundaries is easily mastered.
Step # 1  embrace the power of the word “no” and the phrase “I cannot”. It is important  to actively integrate both into your vocabulary.
Step# 2 keep your radar up and in good working order to recognize people and relationships that define you by their needs. Be creative. Design a plan to avoid and limit contact with them. Make sure to include family members and significant others past and present in the plan.
Step# 3 launch a campaign to connect with new people who bring as much to a relationship as they take away.
These simple steps will bring balance into your life. Soon, healthy boundaries are in motion and become like breathing. A powerful force that supports us on our journey through life. It is just that simple.