Anthropologist Robin Dunbar says that that number of people with whom we can maintain stable, ongoing interaction is approximately 150. That's it. Beyond that point, most of us lose our ability to relate in a meaningful way.
Drawing a line and setting boundaries used to be terrifying for me, partly because I was totally unclear on how I wanted
It's easy to think you should be available 24/7 to your clients. Deep down you may fear that if you don't answer clients or prospects straight away, your business will fail. I can promise you now, it won't!
Is that so wrong? The good stuff. I have three daughters, one of them autistic--and not the kind of savant-autistic where
It's not selfish to prioritize yourself.
Your path is unique and different and special. Just like you! So checking in with your intuitive knowledge about who you are and what you really desire is essential to let go of others opinions. Because then you'll always have a connection with your truth!
The more you can love yourself with healthy boundaries, the more you can love others in an appropriate way. We all can struggle with boundaries, it's a life long journey.
While the three words are simple, the concept is a game-changer. If I choose to hold someone else as whole, capable and resourceful, I see that person not as someone to rescue, but a person to respect.
Learning to recognize our own internal experience and then setting boundaries in a way that honors our internal experience, helps us solidify our sense of self with the external world. It also helps create less stress and more balance in our relationships.
Children depend on parents and caregivers to set consistent rules and structure an environment that is predictable. Children may not always like when parents say "no," but the truth is they feel secure when they know that parents mean what they say.