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
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:
- Personal Growth
- Physical Fitness
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!