You’ve probably heard of fight/flight/freeze in response to stress. The fight/flight response (AKA the sympathetic nervous system response) kicks in when we’re in a stressful situation and our subconscious brain believes that we can successfully escape that situation, either through fighting or running away.
A boundary is not a wall.
A boundary is not even a limit.
And a boundary is definitely not about other people.
I want to offer you a radical, life-changing, paradigm shift:
A boundary is the energetic expression of your authentic self as it relates to honoring your needs, desires, values, and priorities.
If that sentence isn’t landing with you (don’t worry, I won’t be offended), read on.