personal boundaries

Relationship Challenges During Lockdown 6: Adjusting your boundaries part 2- BGR

If this lockdown has taught us anything, it is that for relationships that matter distance is no obstacle, and lack of physical contact is no barrier. What matters is the effort and preference we give each other. We have learned that kindness breeds more kindness, and with it it brings compassion and care. It teaches …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 11: Accepting when others say “No”. BGN

It can be so easy to take a “no” personally. Particularly if your self esteem is low, or if your confidence levels need to be worked on. If you are someone that avoids the vulnerability of asking for help, receiving a “no” can really be internalised as rejection and instead of creating healthy boundaries that …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 10: Share personal information in an appropriate way. BGR

This boundary is something I have always stood by and fought for without actually understanding it’s importance until much later in my life. I have always been adamant in making sure that I protect the information of others and never indulge in details no matter who is asking. It’s not until later on I have …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 9: I am not responsible for others feelings. BGN

It is difficult to navigate through our feelings in a kind way and be accepting of those feelings without being judgemental. Uncomfortable situations can bring with it overwheling emotions. Unhealed past traumas can be triggers for emotions we have not yet faced or shy away from. During these times of big emotions whether it is …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 8: I am not responsible for others happiness. BGR

I truly hope you are all well and healthy during these trying times. While we are isolating and self distancing even when the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter, we need to seize the opportunity while staying at home to really focus on, and work to better our well being. Having …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 7 : I am not responsible for others choices. BGN.

During this time of great uncertainty and the ever changing dynamics of the way we are living, we can choose to reflect, grow and make positive changes or we can get overwhelmed which will have really a negative impact on all the parts of us we are working on. We hope you are safe and …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 6: Stay in tune with your feelings. BGR

When the world is forcing you to stop and take a break, and you are given the opportunity to self reflect, it should be embraced wholeheartedly and the occasion used to fully connect ourselves to how we feel inside as well as out. Use the time to understand who we are, pay attention to how …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 5: Understand we are always a work in progress. BGN

We can often be such harsh critics towards ourselves, and our inner voice can be unkind and judgemental. Sometimes the opinions of others are internalised on a detrimental level which can stop our growth and really affect our self esteem and confidence in many ways, big and small. This in turn can make us feel …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 4: Value your own opinions. BGR

Life will throw many curve balls at us and as important as it is to value, learn and grow from life lessons, we should never forget that we are whole beings. We are growing and taking in what is around us and adding that to our already nurtured and filled soul. We are not growing …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 2: Don’t compromise your values for others. BGR

Our boundaries are unique to who we are and our experience. As our journey is continuous our boundaries are likely to evolve with us. Certain situations might force us to say ‘no’ earlier on or with more duress, we might be more careful with our boundaries or learn to enforce them earlier on. But what …

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