The first step in learning to set boundaries is self-awareness. For example, pay close attention to the situations when you lose energy, feel a knot in your stomach, or want to cry. Identifying where you need more space, self-respect, energy or personal power is the first step.

Another way to identify your boundaries is by completing these three sentences with at least 10 examples.

1. People may not ___________.
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2. I have a right to ask for ____________.
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3. To protect my time and energy, it's OK to _________________.
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Step 2: Setting Your Boundaries


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