(ep. 020) Using Boundaries to Create a Life of Joy and Freedom with Ivy LaClair
March 27, 2019
I’ve come to realize that I attribute the regular practice of setting strong boundaries to the level of joy, peace, and freedom I feel in my life right now. Setting boundaries in my life have given me a sense of empowerment that I get to lean into on a regular basis.
It’s because of the power setting boundaries has given me that I want to share this topic with you this week. So, in today’s audio workshop I’m talking about the connection between co-dependent relationships and boundaries, how boundaries allow us to receive healthy support, multiple examples of what setting boundaries have done for me, how I love both myself and others by saying no, and more!
What you'll hear in this episode:
The connection between setting boundaries and having choices
How co-dependent relationships often include a lack of boundaries
Why I asked my best friend to set boundaries for her relationship with me
How to set or shift boundaries with people around you
An example of how boundaries don’t always have to be huge, monumental things
Setting boundaries with medical professionals
Being okay with others not being okay with your boundaries
I set and respect conscious boundaries with love.
Think of a time when you listened to your instinct or your gut and gave yourself permission to make the choice that was really in alignment with what you wanted.
What was that experience like?
How did it feel?
What emotions came up for you after?
What was the result?
Notice times when you feel you don’t have a choice in respect to a request from a friend or family member. Take note, perhaps in a journal, of how you feel in those moments and the circumstances surrounding these moments to see if there is a pattern.
After this, if you’re comfortable with starting to say no, I encourage you to do so.