By establishing boundaries, we send a powerful message to ourselves that we are deserving of protection and that our needs matter.
Upholding healthy boundaries and assertively expressing them to the world not only increases our self-worth and self-esteem, but also allows us to reveal our authentic selves, communicate our availability, and express our requirements for thriving.
Boundaries extend beyond mental and physical limits to encompass emotional boundaries and what we are willing to accept or tolerate in relationships. It’s essential to understand that boundaries encompass more than simply setting limits and saying no; they reflect how we value our emotional, physical, mental, and energetic needs.
To embark on the journey of creating boundaries, we can approach it from two angles: embodiment and mindset.
Embodiment involves being in tune with our bodies and recognizing when something feels off. By becoming more skilled at using our bodies to guide us, we can identify when our boundaries are being violated and when it’s time to establish new ones.
On the other hand, mindset is about having a positive perspective regarding our self-worth, rights, and what we are available for. When we cultivate a clear mindset aligned with our needs, desires, and tolerances, upholding limits becomes easier.
The more we know ourselves and deepen our relationship with ourselves, the more embodied we are and the more authentic we become in navigating the world. This authenticity allows us to thrive, express ourselves fully, and trust that our decisions and presence reflect the best versions of ourselves.
In this video, you will learn about the transformative practice of connecting with your true self so that you can become skilled in upholding boundaries.
- Showing up as your authentic self
- How the inner felt sense acts as a useful guide
- 3 helpful practices to get started