good fences make good neighbors

Many of us have heard the saying that “good fences make good neighbors.” Today’s podcast is exactly about that: making some new fences in our lives as well as repairing and decorating some of the ones we already have with the goal of improving our lives and our relationships.

Having clear boundaries is essential to our own wellbeing. Without them, we can get confused about who we are and what we want.

We know we exist, so we think others get it that we exist too. We think they see our boundaries. Many people do see us and our boundaries, but just as many do not.

We may even feel if we take care of others they will of course notice us and then take care of us in return. After all, weren’t many of us spoon-fed the maxim, “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you”?

In this podcast I’ll discuss how you can comfortably set boundaries, and why you should decorate them! When you do, you’ll notice:

  • You feel more authentic
  • You understand your own limits better so you understand when you need to stop
  • You take better care of yourself, physically and emotionally
  • You feel closer with your partner and loved ones

Image Credit

Autumnal fence off The Grove ~ South Farnborough” by Flickr user Fotorus is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.