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How To Set Healthy Boundaries As A Successful Savvy Chic Woman

healthy lifestyle habits Apr 28, 2022

Do you feel like you're always putting everyone else's needs before your own?

Do you feel like you can never say no to requests from family members?

If so, it's time to start setting boundaries with them. By establishing clear limits, you'll be able to protect your own needs and create healthier relationships with your loved ones.

So how do you go about doing this?

Read on for tips on how to set boundaries with family members.

Many women I know put the needs of their families ahead of their own. They are caretakers and problem solvers by nature who

It is essential, to be honest with yourself to maintain good mental and physical health. When individuals are not truthful about their thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, it can lead to negative consequences such as anxiety, depression, and even self-harm.

Furthermore, being dishonest about who you are and what you want in life can prevent you from achieving your goals and reaching your full potential. In the video below you will learn how to stop saying yes when you want to say no. 

Start by recognizing your own needs and want

No is a complete sentence. It doesn't need any explanation or justification. You don't owe anyone an explanation for why you're saying no - it's your right to set boundaries, and people need to respect that. Just because you're a woman in menopause doesn't mean you have to say yes to everything.

Now is the perfect time to start standing up for yourself and setting boundaries. You're a savvy chic woman, and you know what you want. So go out there and get it - without apologizing or making excuses.

As a women, you juggle a lot. Sometimes it may feel like you're constantly trying to balance everything on your plate - your work, your family responsibilities, your social commitments, and more. And at the end of the day, there's hardly any time left for yourself.

You may tell yourselves that you'll take care of yourself once you've accomplished all of these other things, but that's rarely the case. You put your own needs last on your list of priorities time and time again. 

But what would happen when you started putting yourself first?

When you make self-care a priority in your life?

The moment you recognize that taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of everyone else?

Only the most fabulous experience of self-discovery will happen.

I think it's worth finding out.

Talk to your family about your boundaries in a calm and respectful way

It can be difficult to discuss boundaries with your loved ones, but it's important to do so calmly and respectfully. By setting boundaries, you can protect yourself from emotional abuse and maintain healthy relationships.

If you're not sure how to approach this sensitive conversation, in this blog you'll learn a few tips that can help make things go a little more smoothly.

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you were being taken advantage of or emotionally abused?

Then you know the importance of setting boundaries.

Unfortunately, you may it difficult to talk about your boundaries with your loved ones calmly and respectfully.

However by doing so, you can protect yourself from further harm and maintain healthy relationships.

Stick to your guns - don't let anyone talk you out of them

Few things are more frustrating than having someone talk you out of what you know is right for you. Especially when it comes to your personal goals and dreams.

So, if you've been wavering on whether or not to pursue a dream because of outside pressure, stop listening to them and stick to your guns!

Here's why:  

  • You'll only be happy if you do what makes YOU happy. 
  • Pursuing a dream brings fulfillment like nothing else. 
  •  Listen to your inner voice - it won't steer you wrong. 
  • You'll inspire others by following your heart and proving that anything is possible!

Don't be afraid to set limits with loved ones, even if it makes them upset

If you're like me, you care about your relationships with the people in your life. You want to be able to maintain healthy boundaries without upsetting them, but it can be hard to know when and how to do that.

Sometimes you need to set limits to take care of yourself, even if it makes others upset.

It's not always easy, but it's worth it in the end.

So don't be afraid to set limits with loved ones, even if it makes them upset – they'll appreciate you for it in the long run.

Be prepared for pushback, but ultimately stay strong in your convictions

When it comes to making changes in your life - whether it's starting a new workout routine, switching careers, or moving to a new city - you should anticipate pushback from those around you.

It's natural to be hesitant about upsetting the status quo, even when you're convinced that a change is what's best for you.

But ultimately, you have to stay strong in your convictions and trust that things will work out in the end. If you're feeling inspired to make a change but are worried about how others will react, here are some tips to help you stay strong and navigate any potential opposition. Read on for more!

Celebrate yourself for taking this big step in self-care!

I'm sure you have moments in your life when you know unequivocally what the right thing to do is.

Feeling confident in your power inspired like nothing can stop you.

But then...something does....

Your resolve weakens in the face of opposition, and you give in, doing what others want instead of what you know is best for yourself.

You can be strong and stay true to your convictions, but it won't always be easy.

So be prepared for some pushback, but ultimately stay strong in who you are.

It's worth it! 

There's a great quote from Maya Angelou that goes "When people show you who they are believe them."

At your age, you've learned a lot about yourselves. You know your likes and dislikes, what stresses you out and what makes you happy.

For many women like yourself, this level of understanding didn't come easy; it took time and a lot of soul-searching.

And now that you've arrived at this point in your life, it's more important than ever to celebrate who you are!

So often you put the needs of others before your own, but taking some time for self-care is crucial if you want to maintain your well-being.

If you're like most women, you put the needs of your family ahead of your own. But this can be a recipe for disaster.

When you don't take care of yourselves, you become resentful and drained, which can lead to tension and conflict in your relationships.

So if you're ready to start putting yourself first, read on for tips on how to set boundaries with family members.

The first step is to identify what's important to you and what you need to feel happy and fulfilled.

Once you know what these things are, it'll be easier to communicate them to your loved ones.

And remember that it's okay to say no sometimes - in fact, it's essential if you want to maintain healthy boundaries.

Putting yourself first isn't selfish--it's essential for your health and well-being. When you take the time to recharge and focus on your happiness, you'll be better equipped to care for others.

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About the Author

Milan Perry, HHP, MH

World-renowned wellness chef with an extensive background in nutrition, wellness and herbalism. She is the Culinary Nutrition & Wellness Chef of the Chic Women Don't Diet (CWDD) culinary + wellness coaching program. And serving a small local Chicago clients as a Gourmet Chef. Milan went from working as a commercial print model which emphasized focusing on self to reinventing herself to focusing on the inner beauty that starts with health, wellbeing and the quality of food we eat. 

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