Our clients are beautiful, and so are boundaries… Here are some tips on setting communication boundaries to keep your energy levels high. More than just saving energy for your hustle, boundaries bring in more peace and ease to your life.
Corresponding With the Busy Glad Girl
In the age of texting, we have grown accustomed to expecting an immediate response. What can often slip through the cracks is the value we are creating in the present moment. You are not required to insta respond to anyone! What is for you will not miss you. 😉
I recommend setting specific times to be on your phone. If you are a business owner or independent contractor, decide what hours are off limits. For example, I do not respond to *non-urgent* messages from 8pm-8am. And, my phone is also on do not disturb mode for client calls. The screen will still inform you of calls and messages that you can reply to if required.
No More “Sorries”
Do not feel guilty, or feel the need to explain yourself or apologize for being “unavailable”. Most people are doing the best they can, and I’m sure this includes you. If possible, take the word ‘sorry’ completely out of your vocabulary. Even more so if you are new to setting boundaries. Instead of ‘sorry for the delayed response’ try ‘thank you for your patience’ if needed. Not only will you feel better, the person receiving your message will be more likely to be thankful you are taking care of yourself.
Mastering boundaries creates a life with a higher capacity for joy. Even simply shifting habits in daily correspondence can open up a lot of space for you. Space to work smarter, space to ask yourself what you need to create.
Set boundaries, lash lovers.