In today’s episode, I focus on a 5-step approach for observing limits (which some people refer to as setting boundaries) and the ways in which this approach is not only a practice of self-care that can prevent burnout, but also a practice of resilience-building that fosters empowerment, compassion, and alignment with ourselves and our values. In addition to helping us care for ourselves and attend to our needs, observing limits is a necessary part of being in relationship with others and nurturing relationship health. To this end, I discuss practical strategies related to 1) identifying our limits and knowing when they’ve been crossed, 2) expressing our limits to others in compassionate ways that maximize our chances of getting our needs met, and 3) concrete tips for addressing some of the most common barriers that can arise.
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