I seriously struggle with boundaries. Setting a boundary is me making a rule, so others know how far they can push me, and what will happen if they push me past that point. Setting a boundary is protection against being used, abused or manipulated. It is meant to give me a sense of self -respect. It is to remind me that I am no less important than anyone else.
I’ll admit I have trouble saying no, and when I do, I feel guilty. I sometimes let other people define who I am. I rarely speak up when I’m being treated badly. It’s much easier to not rock the boat.
So, now I’m trying to rock the boat in order to take control of my life. I’ll learn to be selfish (not a lot, just a bit) and not put myself on the back burner. I’ll learn to say no. I’ll learn to communicate better when someone crosses the line, is disrespectful, or inappropriate. I will learn to love and trust myself.
It’s never too late to start rocking the boat, right?