I was leading a group through the Career & Relationships module of Reclaim Your Radiance last year, and one of the participants shared such a great insight. You see, in this module, we talk a lot about boundaries. So often, we end up feeling depleted and drained in relationships (at work or home) because we’re not setting boundaries to protect our needs and priorities.
You place “people-pleasing” higher on your priority list than your own self-care. This leads to resentment and conflict in relationships. Why? Because you’re not staying true to yourself.
One of the top 5 regrets of the dying is “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not what others expected of me.” How powerful is that??
And yet, that’s what we do in relationships all the time. So, at the end of the lesson, my student said to me that this module taught her the ABC’s of relationships:
A = Acceptance (of yourself and the other person)
B = Boundaries (my favorite definition of boundaries is “the space from which I can love and respect you and me at the same time.”
C = Courage (opening yourself up to any relationship is a radical act of courage & vulnerability)
There you have it! The ABC’s of relationships - Acceptance, Boundaries, and Courage.
I led a free workshop last week on Relationship Burnout. CONTACT ME if you want me to send you the Replay.
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