A Grown Woman’s Guide to Setting Healthy Boundaries
Updated: Mar 4, 2022
You have entered a new era.
In this season of your life, you’re focusing more on yourself. You’re celebrating how far you’ve come. You feel electricity when you think about your future. You’ve never felt so fulfilled, joyful, or powerful.
So, how do you create a safe space where you can keep reveling in these accomplishments?
The first step is to love yourself enough to set boundaries. Start protecting your peace and guarding your heart with these 3 tips for healthy boundary setting.
Refuse to be a fixer.
As women, we’re trained to be people-pleasers and caregivers. Now, there’s nothing wrong with looking out for a fellow sister or brother, but there IS something wrong with always taking on other people’s problems when you’ve got your own.
Stop piling your plate high with favors for others while forgetting to add on things that help you.
Remember that your time and energy are precious. Take only the opportunities that serve you, and kindly turn down the ones that don’t.
Carve out some me-time.
A non-negotiable, scheduled self-care day at the end of a stressful week can work wonders. Whether you prefer journaling, reading your Bible, or a sweaty Peloton climb, dedicating uninterrupted time to yourself is a nourishing way to practice setting healthy boundaries.
Reevaluate your circle.
Loving yourself enough to set boundaries is also about loving yourself enough to stick around those who won’t overstep your boundaries.
Distance yourself from people who aren’t invested in your happiness or their own. Instead, gravitate
towards supportive, like-minded people who have got your back every step of the way.