Word of the Week: Inspire! Topic of the week: Quarantine edition communication series: Setting positive boundaries for yourself Video of the week: Boundaries - The R Spot - Season 3 - Episode 9 - by Iyanla Vanzant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM8I1_u2lOk A boundary is a demonstration of self respect and respect for others. It's a structure or expectionation you put in place to define or limit behavior, people or experiences that are not in line with who you are and what you need or want and what you expect. They keep us safe from internal and external intrusion. They keep us aware of how far we can go, how much we can do with others, for others, and makes others aware of what we expect and we will accept. - Boundaries are not walls to keep people away, they are parameters that keep us safe - You can't control how people treat you, but you can communicate what you will tolerate. If they can't respect those boundaries then you can't have them in your life because they don't respect you. - Think about what you need to feel and how you need to be and what you want from others in order to experience honor and respect. - Announce your boundaries. They must be announced once they've been defined. - Remember when you are first starting out you have to be patient and flexible with yourself and with others. Boundaries are more than likely be violated in the beginning even when they are aware and consciously trying to honor your boundaries. When this happens just remind them of the new boundary and what's acceptable. And honor and acknowledge those who do respect your boundaries. And if there are those who won't honor these boundaries then you should remove them from your life if possible. Please share any tips or suggestions you have that may help us get through this crisis and let us know what you thought of this episode. Join us next week, when we continue our Living it under quarantine edition. AS ALWAYS Remember to SUBSCRIBE and SHARE Join us on our Live It or Waste It Facebook page - just search Live It Or Waste It NOW AND we're on Instagram - so please check out all the memes you can handle over there. For those of you who would like to financially support this podcast, we ask you to go to: www.patreon.com/LiveIt DG: www.SomeoneTalkedMedia.com DW: www.weindesigns.com Now stay inside and live it! Don't waste it! Peace and love!