Boundaries are the mental, emotional, and physical limits to how others can treat you, behave around you, and what they can expect from you.
Like fences that separate one house from another, our boundaries help us to clearly distinguish who we are and what we need, from other people and their needs.
Without fences, neighbors are free to wander into our yard, look through our shed, and peek into our windows. Without clear boundaries, other people won’t know what types of behavior we will or will not accept.
Most important, enforcing your boundaries allows you to show up as your very best in life, feeling confident and emotionally empowered. You give yourself the space and freedom to step into your value by defining a safe place for yourself in this world.