Setting Boundaries

I wrote a blog post recently about how precious our time is. 

I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and it made me think about the areas of my life where I need to set boundaries.

The truth is, I probably fail at this most days, and it’s something I really struggle with. I’m an “all or nothing” sort of person and have always wanted to give my best and energy to everything I do – studying, volunteering, working, friendships, relationships, family, etc.

But the problem is when we have created high expectations for ourselves and, as we change over time, we no longer can give how we did previously. Or, we still give but in new ways and to different things.

This creates tension within ourselves and with those who have come to rely on us.

It also means we need to figure out how to set new boundaries, say Yes to some things and No to many other things and many other people.

What do you think?

How do you set boundaries in your life?

Who with?

What for?

What’s most important for you that you need to protect time for?