Acknowledging Your Boundaries
What is it about and how it will help you
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Acknowledging your boundaries, this is the first step in the program we call, Authentalk. What is acknowledging my boundaries mean?
Acknowledging my boundaries means that I basically admit to people when my boundaries are crossed, and I donít believe you can set boundaries, I believe your boundaries are already set. But, when they are crossed, acknowledging boundaries means that I say something, that I actually say, ďWait a minute. That crosses a boundary for meĒ.
Another way of acknowledging boundaries is to take a brake. You know, Iíve been at dinner with people when somebody said something that was little bit pointed. And, if Iím uncomfortable with it, Iíll just say, ďExcuse meĒ and Iíll get up and go the restroom for a few minutes and take a break.
So acknowledging your boundaries means that you are admitting to yourself when somebody says something that crosses your boundary, but acknowledging it means you donít just sit there and take it, pretending that youíre going to tough it out, you actually say something. Saying something when our boundaries have been crossed is the most powerful first step of Authentalk.