Boundaries Will Change Your Life

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. -Matthew 7:14

Yesterday I talked about the necessity of boundaries. Today, I want to focus on how I’m implementing them in my life.

Here is the Progression I’ve found of healthy boundaries:

Decide on Your Values -> Set Boundaries -> Get Accountability

Values – the ideal way I want to live a certain area of my life!

Boundaries – What I’m going to establish in my life to make sure that value is carried out. These are uncompromisable!

Accountability – Intentionally putting someone in my life to make sure I’m not just all talk

Example:

Value – I want to be physically fit, look great with my shirt off, and be athletic enough to do what I want.


Boundary
– I’m going to work out for an hour a day, 6 days a week. I’ll also only consume between 2,000-2,500 calories per day, while maintaining a healthy diet.

Accountability – Me and a friend check in with each other at least once or twice a week to make sure we’re on track. I also record calories in an app so I can show anyone at anytime what I’ve been eating.

I’ve gone through this process in every area of my life:

  1. Personal Growth
  2. Spiritual
  3. Family
  4. Career
  5. Physical Fitness
  6. Financial
  7. Social

I encourage you to take these 7 areas in your life, decide what you want your values to be in those areas, set-up boundaries, and meet with someone to look over your list with you. Have them make sure it’s sustainable, and have them hold you to it.

It will be a pain in the butt for a while, but after a few months, you’ll see changes start to take place, your life will seem more balanced, you’ll be getting more done, and most important, getting the results you want in life!

Thoughts?

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