Hey mamas! We’re going to slow down today and talk about boundaries. Although, the known purpose of healthy boundaries is, of course, to protect and take care of yourself. As moms, we often struggle to put them in place. While boundaries are a huge component of self-care, the pandemic has skewed the boundaries between work and home. Many of us are enjoying the benefits of working from home, but too often, the line between work and home life becomes increasingly blurry. Today’s guest, Woodrie Burich has dedicated her life to educating clients on the benefits of having professional boundaries. She is a national speaker, executive coach, and the owner of the Integration Group, a company that empowers professionals to create sustainable boundaries. In turn, creating thriving work lives that enable them to enjoy more, stress less and connect with everyone around them in a more meaningful way. Join us today to hear life-changing insight.
The first step in creating boundaries is always going to be getting connected internally. It’s important to have a support system of people that will sit with you through your discomfort. Equally important is to define work, what is considered work. As mother’s, we could consider work sitting at our desk and busting through administrative tasks, meetings, networking, but we also could consider paying personal bills, cooking dinner, cleaning house, work as well. Get clear about what you consider work in order to set clear boundaries.
Boundaries are not solely for the working parent – everyone should have boundaries. Including our children, and by setting boundaries for ourselves, we are setting an example for our household. Woodrie recommends two great books for boundaries setting: Making Motherhood Work and Overwhelmed.
When you’re thinking about how to set boundaries, try to implement these the thoughts and the pillars.
Woodrie elaborates more on this through our conversation. Ultimately, boundaries reflect our self-worth and self-respect. Read that again. There is power in that. Our boundaries reflect our self-worth and self-respect. And we have full control in what those boundaries look like and how we honor them. We have the ability to completely shift our worlds through the process of setting boundaries. Now, lets dig in and hear all there is to hear from our guest, Woodrie Burich.
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