Category: Improve Relationships

Ep106: Experience the Power of Non-Negotiables in Your Life and Business

Making and taking time for the activities and relationships that are most important to you is key to your health and happiness. Too often we let less important activities consume our time or we spend too much time making things perfect when “good enough” will do.

Continuing somewhat with the theme of “healthy boundaries,” this week I share thoughts on identifying activities as “non-negotiable,” to ensure that they get the proper attention that they deserve.



Show Notes:

Previous podcast episodes that I mentioned were:

Episode 15: Do You Focus on Important or Not Important Activities?

Ep104: How Healthy Boundaries will Free Your Time, Energy, and Spirit

Ep105: The Risks and Benefits of Setting Healthy Boundaries


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.

Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Boundary sign on fence

Ep105: The Risks and Benefits of Setting Healthy Boundaries

Last week, I talked about what personal boundaries are, why we need them, and how to know when your boundaries are being threatened or violated.

This week, in Part 2, I talk about the risks and benefits of enforcing your personal boundaries. Because let’s face it… there is a price.

If there wasn’t, it wouldn’t be a problem.

So your challenge is deciding which, if any, boundaries you are willing to defend and what you can expect when you do!

Hint: It can be magical! 🙂



Show Notes:

This podcast series was inspired by life experience and the book, Boundaries: When to say yes, how to say no, to take control of your life by Drs Henry Cloud and John Townsend. From the Boundaries Books website, you can download the 10 Laws of Boundaries for free AND/OR take their free quiz to determine if you have boundary issues.

In January we will be further exploring the topic of boundaries in my membership program Walk with Me.

 


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


 

The boundary between New Hampshire and Maine on the Appalachian Trail

Ep104: How Healthy Boundaries will Free Your Time, Energy, and Spirit

A boundary is a dividing line that separates two things.

An example is a property line. You own on what’s on one side of the line, your neighbor owns what is on the other side of that line. It is a clear distinction that allows you both to know who is responsible for what.

Personal boundaries do the same thing. They separate you from everyone else. They allow you to accept responsibility ONLY for the things YOU are responsible for. And they allow you to let other people take care of their own responsibilities.

This is Part 1 of 2 in a series about personal boundaries.

This week, we cover:

  • What they are
  • Why they matter
  • How to recognize when yours are being violated

Next week, Part 2 will cover some potential risks and the benefits associated with enforcing your personal boundaries.



Show Notes:

This podcast series was inspired by life experience and the book, Boundaries: When to say yes, how to say no, to take control of your life by Drs Henry Cloud and John Townsend. From the Boundaries Books website, you can download the 10 Laws of Boundaries for free AND/OR take their free quiz to determine if you have boundary issues.

In January we will be further exploring the topic of boundaries in my membership program Walk with Me.


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


 

Ep095: Climbing Your Ladder to Success

If you ever feel like you are making the same choices, the same mistakes over and over again, instead of feeling like a failure, consider that you are climbing your ladder to success.



The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.

Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Ep089: Don’t Call Me, Schedule Me

If you feel a lack in your relationships, perhaps rather than waiting for them to call you when they have time to meet, you can call them, I challenge you to be pro-active and start scheduling times to meet with friends and family members.



Show Notes:

Episodes that were mentioned into day’s edition of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling.

Ep088: No Stress Vacation Time Prep

Ep015: Do You Focus on Important or Not Important Activities?


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/