Your Time Boundaries Honor You, Your Priorities, and Your Worth

Your Time Boundaries Honor You and Your Worth

What does it mean to say that your time boundaries honor you?

If you’re a reader of this blog, you know that time boundaries are a foundational tool in my Finding Time toolbox.

They are the key to creating space and gaining the traction you need to accomplish your goals and priorities.

But how is it that your time boundaries honor you?

Well, here are two questions to use as your starting point:

  • Do you feel like you give your time away?
  • And further, do you feel like you almost never get to your own goals and priorities?

This is not an unusual situation.  And it’s not a character flaw.  It’s a time challenge that many people struggle with.

In a nutshell, when you give your time away, you are telling yourself that you’re less important than others. At its core, it’s a kind of betrayal.

But with steady practice using key heart-based time tools and skills, you will be able to turn this around for yourself. You hold the keys to creating a life where your time boundaries honor you and you accomplish your priorities.

Ask, are you giving yourself away?

So, when you find yourself in a situation where others’ needs are usurping your time, try the following two-step process.

  • Pause, take a breath and take a step back, then
  • Ask yourself whether you are honoring yourself and your time in the choices that you are making.

Stepping back is very helpful. It takes you out of reactive mode and allows you to see that you’re truly making choices.  This puts the power back into your hands.

Next ask yourself, “What does it mean to honor myself and my time?”

When your time boundaries honor you:

First and foremost, it does NOT mean being selfish.  This is a trap that it’s easy to fall into, especially for women in our culture. When your time boundaries honor you, you’re not indulging yourself.

Indeed, I see honoring yourself and your time as a personal responsibility.  If you do not, you will be constantly depleted. Not only that, you’ll seldom, if ever, have the internal resources to bring your best self to the situations you encounter in your life.

Here’s what you need:

For your time boundaries to honor you and your time, you need to learn how to establish, communicate, and follow through on time boundaries.

Boundaries give shape to your life. And they enable you to move from where you are to where you would like to be.  Without boundaries, you simply can’t gain traction.  Your sense of self will dwindle as your feelings of frustration and overwhelm increase.

So, how will you make time boundaries a part of your repertoire as you move through your day? I’d love to hear how you are moving toward using time boundaries in your life.

And 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 boundary-setting efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you establish the boundaries 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 boundaries 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 boundaries to maximize your time and energy? Click the link below to learn more about this transformative time tool and the bonuses that come with it:

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