Your Boundaries — How They Shape Your Time, Your Energy, and Your Life

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Do your choices include boundaries?

Your boundaries are a foundational element in your time management toolbox.

When your boundaries are strong, you honor yourself, your time, and your relationships.

This is one of the most important time choices you can make in your life.

If you’re a reader of The Time Finder, you know that I often explore Time Boundaries here.  That’s because boundaries (of any sort) are so fundamental to knowing who you are and what is important to you.

Boundaries define and give shape.

A person without boundaries has no distinct shape.  He or she may seem very agreeable, saying yes to everything, indiscriminately.  But what that “agreeableness” means, in reality, is that:

  • Genuine relationship is elusive at best.
    It’s difficult to get close to and interact intimately with this person, because you cannot know her/his values or preferences.  If the answer to everything is “Yes” the person’s priorities and core values remain effectively hidden.
  • Disappointment is inevitable.
    It is impossible to get everything done. So this person’s “yes” is not meaningful.  It may sound agreeable, but without the means to follow through, it will often lead to feeling let down.

Defining rather than limiting…

Unfortunately, boundaries seem to be often seen as limiting.  Reframing that, I would say that they are certainly defining. I would not call them limiting, however. 

They offer you traction as you move through your day and your to-do list.  And they provide a powerful way to take control of your time and your life so that you can live your values and focus your energy on your goals.

Be they time boundaries or relationship boundaries, using this core time tool helps to give you shape, in much the same way that bones and muscles do.

The more you practice using boundaries, the better shape you’ll be in and the more stamina you’ll have for whatever life sends your way.

So how often do you make time and relationship boundaries a part of your repertoire as you move through your day? And how will you help yourself with these time tools today?

Here’s more help…

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a skill that makes everything else in your life possible. And it’s a difficult challenge for lots of smart, motivated people. People like you.

“Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” gently steers you to a more profound understanding of where and how your efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you set the clear limits you need to unlock the door to your freedom. Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable, and definitely within your reach. And the strategies, tips, and exercises in “Your Secret Power” help you discover how to:

  • Set and maintain limits to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes.

Ready to start using this time tool to maximize your time and energy? Click the link below to learn more about this transformative resource and the bonuses that come with it:

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