4 Reasons Why Boundaries are the Answer to Accomplishing Your Goals and Enhancing Your Productivity

Plus, 4 Reasons Why it’s Hard to Set Boundaries for Yourself, and 4 Questions to Ask to Make it Easier.

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1. Boundaries enable behaviors and beliefs that create momentum.

Usually, we think of boundaries as personal standards, a way to communicate our needs to others, to explain how we wish to be treated.

2. Boundaries challenge us to be aware of our behavior and make healthy choices.

They keep us from eating pizza and ice cream at every meal or staying up until 2 am watching Netflix when we have to be up at 6 am to start our day. An integral part of adulting is establishing limits for ourselves — making choices in our own best interests, even if it isn’t instantly gratifying.

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3. Boundaries open the door of possibility and give us a glimpse into a better life.

We must do the things that we want to do; we must make progress towards our purpose; we must see ourselves responding to what calls us to feel that deep, authentic contentment that means we are becoming who we are meant to be.

  1. Did I design my day to facilitate my goals?
  2. Did I take steps, create something tangible, or make progress on something that provided a sense of accomplishment?
  3. Am I consistently investing in my best life?

“When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open, and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.“ — Michael Bridge

4. Boundaries allow us to change our self-image.

Our self-image is hugely influential when it comes to what we will and won’t accomplish.

  1. The way a person interprets others’ perceptions (or what he thinks others think) of him/herself.
  2. The way a person would like to be (his ideal self).

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