HOW TO CREATE BOUNDARIES IN YOUR LIFE
By Rachael Taylor
It's a new year, which means new branding!
I've been working hard since the new year building and triple checking everything in my business and I'm happy to announce that it's up, it's running, and it's beautiful!
I've also just finished a new eBook 50, 5 Minute Habits That You Can Do Daily that you can now download (it's first thing on my home page). It's my gift to you!
Why am I telling you about all this stuff I've created? Because in the midst of being glued to my laptop and loving what I'm doing, I noticed that my self-care began to dip a little. Simple things you know, like eating began to move to my back burner. Not good.
One thing you should about me is that I have a bad habit of getting sucked into whatever I'm creating, especially when it's something I'm passionate about.
And I had to set clear boundaries around when I was going to take breaks, eat, step outside and of course when I'll stop working at the end of the day (regardless of progress).
I will be honest with you; it's tough!
That's why this week's blog is all about creating boundaries and space for self-care in your life.
It’s actually a lot simpler to do than people think.
I've noticed that most people don't take care of themselves because they don't have the time or they feel like they don't have the time.
And I get it, it's overwhelming to think that you have to add another thing into your day when it already feels packed to the gills.
Instead of thinking "yeah I should be doing xyz" or "I know I have to spend time on myself", reframe that "I get to take care of myself" or "I want to spend this time on something good for me."
That simple shift will do wonders for your personal boundaries and self-care!
"Have" or "Should" means you're not in control.
"Want" and "Get To" are where the power really lies.
Take it one day at a time. Do something for yourself once a week, then twice a week, then every other day, then every day and watch the transformation happen.
Watch how you're scheduling your days. Are you spending too much time on something that isn't giving back to you in the way you want or need? Can it be shortened or even replaced with something that will give you a good ROI?
Did you feel your body twitch or your chest tighten when you read that?
I bet something is already coming to your mind about what you need to shift around.
If you don’t feel like you could create that boundary, ask yourself these two questions:
“Who will be disappointed or upset with me if I don’t do x?”
“What does it say about me when I don’t do x?”
Understanding why we don’t have the boundary and who or what we keep breaking it for is the first step in building it up.
So now I want to hear from you!
What's one area of your life that you need to create boundaries in?
Leave your comments below the blog.
As always, share this post with anyone who needs some more space and self-love in their life (which is everyone, am I right?).
Today is your day and you're ready to take back your life.