A boundary is a diving line, it marks the limits in which you will not cross. Even as a child or a teenage, it is important to set and have healthy boundaries. At The Moody Pool, our slogan is do the right thing every day. I am constantly asked what it means to do the right thing, while the “right thing” is different for everyone. Although we may have different lifestyles, obstacles, and opportunities- healthy boundaries is key to doing the right thing.
If you don’t know wrong from right, how can you do the right thing? Knowing what is right and what is wrong is a boundary. It is one of the first boundaries we establish in life, most times being trickled down on us from our parents and grandparents. You may be told that there is a certain way to treat your friends and family members. But is it wrong to think that every single human being should be treated with love and respect?
It is up to you and you alone to decide what is right and what is wrong. Society, the media, and our parents are all big factors that shape how we look at life and different experiences but ultimately the choice is yours. How do you see yourself? What things are important to you? What will you absolutely not accept? It is important to have these conversations with ourselves at an early age to cement a foundation. Even more important that we keep a journal and write these boundaries down so that when they are challenged, we know exactly where we stand!
Step 1- Establish Boundaries
Step 2- Communicate Boundaries
Step 3- Honor Boundaries