Finding Peace in Boundaries
I found my peace during the crazyness of Christmas between the long arms of the treadmill at the gym.
That makes it sound like I logged a lot of hours there, which would be false. I did not. But I did go sporadically and when I found myself either walking or jogging on the treadmill, I found peace in shrinking all the concerns of the world down to that little rectangle that enfolded me. Just keep moving. Just do the next right thing.
For me, peace comes in taking control. To some, control is a dirty word as they try to remind themselves that only God is truly in control and the world revolves around Him.
For me, control is not natural. I must remind myself to take it by force. Take control over the problems in my life and fix them.
I don’t walk into a crowded room and naturally want to take the lead and control the situation. But every day in my classroom, that is what I must do. In fact, I am failing if I do not take control.
This year, I am working on my boundaries. The principles of healthy boundaries apply to every area of life from emotions to career to health to parenting. I have subscribed to a monthly podcast on the subject of boundaries. I like to listen to the short, audio talks while I am on the treadmill at the gym. And while I process these timeless principles, I will write about my musings, here on my blog.
Everyone has boundary issues. Whether it is not having strong enough boundaries (leading to a lack of control) or having too strong of boundaries (leading to isolation). Addressing boundaries is not easy, but it does give you a better quality of life.
Join me in learning about boundaries?
Communicating what I am learning is highly important to me both in processing the concepts and in sharing my gift of writing.
Will you join me? Read along and leave a comment to let me know you are there?
I promise to be honest and vulnerable as I share what I am learning if you will promise to be affirming and brave in letting me know you are on this journey with me.