I reconnected with a friend and team-mate at the gym recently while running on neighboring treadmills. She had just returned from a work trip and shared she felt “happy to run” after a two-day absence. Why the absence I asked? She stayed with her in-laws and enjoyed the family visit, but missed the opportunity to workout.
That sparked a fascinating discussion about our bodies and our willingness to ‘cross’ boundaries we set for ourselves, mostly to adhere to other people’s expectations of us or comfort.
Moms often feel at the whim of everyone else’s claims to our bodies, time, attention, and energy. Why are we so willing to give up the precious little control we do have?
Where are your personal boundaries?
- When do you stop pleasing and start protecting?
- What are those times when to be ‘polite’ you have that piece of cake, cancel that workout, take that Friday meeting when you work Monday -Thursday …?
- Why fill time with draining people or tasks when time is so limited?
- When is it hard to make the best choices for ourselves? When is it easy? What are your rules for this and why?
I would love your help putting context around how boundary setting (or lack thereof) is shaping our day to day lives.
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Thank you in advance for your help!Tags: Boundaries for Moms, Boundary settings, personal boundaries