Walking in the woods on Sunday, we saw this sign.
We didn’t take the path, the landowner had put up the rope to enforce their boundaries. They had designated some paths as a right of way, not this one.
We all need boundaries. They support and enhance our wellbeing.
I have been entertained by some of the comments on the lifting of restrictions in the UK on 17th May, great we can hug, oh no, hugging is back!
We will have personal physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, social boundaries, time boundaries, time and money boundaries and perhaps others.
These are ours to determine and I will usually resist attempts to get me to violate my boundaries. I have people I trust and respect who can challenge me if they think I am being too rigid or porous with them.
But where my boundaries are healthy I do not need people to tell me what I should be doing, thinking etc. There are good reasons for the boundaries, supporting my health and wellbeing.
It has not always been easy to assert my boundaries but I have learnt over the years to do this better and I flourish more when it happens.
How do boundaries work for you?
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