Boundaries Are Your Friend
We hate boundaries.
We need boundaries.
I’m a recovering people pleaser. I struggle with boundaries. It is very hard for me to say “no” to people. I feel guilty saying “no” and I feel like I need to solve all the world’s problems.
Do you struggle with this? Do you try and always say “yes” to your work, your boss, your pastor, your family?
We cannot do it all. Healthy boundaries are a must. Not everyone should get a voice at all times into your life and your decisions. Do not allow those most important to you to be out-voiced by others.
Also, unhealthy people should not be making decisions for you. Whether they are from work, family, friends, church, limit their influence on you and those you care about. Do not eliminate unhealthy people from your life, but do not let their voice be the loudest or most influential.
It is okay to say “no” to your boss.
It is okay to say “no” to Uncle Buck who wants to come live with you.
You do not have to allow everyone to have a voice in your life.
Help people. Love others. Set healthy boundaries in all your relationships so that you can do just that.