When it comes to setting boundaries, what I see other moms in business doing alllllll the time is saying YES to too many things! Yes to more activities for their kids, yes to taking on more of the household and family tasks, yes to clients they don’t fully want to work with.
Why is this bad? Because saying yes for others or because they feel obligated/pressured leads to feeling overwhelmed and having too much on their plate!
𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼
Stress, frustration, depression
Inability to make decisions
Guilt and anxiety
Always feeling annoyed/irritated
Instead of saying yes to everyone and everything what badass business moms should be doing instead is 𝘀𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀!
𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻’𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀 & 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗶𝗻
Feeling more relaxed and empowered
Finding it easier to make decisions
More energy and enjoyment from activities/tasks
Better self care and satisfaction with life and business
Creating more space for the things you really want to say yes to
By the way, setting boundaries isn’t a one-time check in the box and move on sort of thing, but rather something that needs to be revisited every once and a while. Like taking a car to the garage for a check-up :)
So next time you find yourself saying YES to another activity for the kids, staying up late to finish something for a self-imposed deadline, taking on a client you’re not fully aligned with 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝘆 𝗡𝗢.
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