Setting Boundaries

(credit: Mindaugas Danys via Flickr)

(credit: Mindaugas Danys via Flickr)

Lately I’ve had some challenges with people who can’t or won’t set personal boundaries — emotional or otherwise. Loose emotional boundaries can result in childish hissy fits, and when a thirty-year-old has a hissy fit, it is not pretty.

Loose emotional boundaries zap energy, motivation, and trust. When there is a lack of boundaries, there is a lack of abundance.

One of the things my parents did when I was growing up was to let me know very clearly what my boundaries were. I knew what I could and couldn’t do. I knew what decisions I was responsible for and which ones belonged to someone else. Most importantly I knew how I could and should behave. There were consequences to inappropriate behavior in my home. I am so thankful for that.

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