What comes to mind when you think of setting boundaries?

Do you think of confrontation? Does the word boundaries make your stomach churn a little because it seems so outside of your comfort zone?

Well, I want to tell you that your lack of boundaries is the exact reason you are exhausted. Yes, seriously.

You are 100% in control of how you spend your time. Are you constantly committing to doing more than you really can accomplish? How’s that going for you?

Setting boundaries show up in all areas of our lives. It isn’t just telling your mother-in-law to back off when it comes to raising your kids.

A boundary can be as simple as, mommy needs 1-hour of alone time each Sunday. Or it could be asking your husband to take the kids on a walk twice a week so you can clean up the house.

Boundaries are simply any act of self-care where you speak your truth. It doesn’t have to be confrontational

As a matter of fact, once you get great at understanding and implementing boundaries it becomes more fluid and easy. It can actually become your default.

If you’ve lived a life that’s devoid of boundaries, you are bound to be exhausted, resentful, angry, depressed…. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. You have to own your own happiness and setting boundaries are critical.

Ultimately, the number one reason it’s hard to set boundaries is a lack of self-love. It’s a matter of knowing when to prioritize your own needs.

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