Set Boundaries to Find Balance

Boundaries: Finding Balance

May 23, 20245 min read

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” - Brene Brown


Do you ever feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, always putting others' needs before your own?

You're not alone. Many professional women, especially those who are heart-centered and caring, find themselves trapped in a cycle of self-sacrifice.

The fear of being a burden to others and the difficulty in setting healthy boundaries can make it feel impossible to prioritize your own well-being. This constant state of giving can leave you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and disconnected from your true self.

It may even lead to feelings of frustration and resentment and that people are taking advantage of you. Or you might feel that although you’re always there to help others, nobody is there to help you, and nobody recognizes that you might be struggling.

Can you imagine a life where you can still be the compassionate, supportive person you naturally are, but without compromising your own needs?

It is possible. See if you can visualize yourself as someone who confidently sets and maintains boundaries, feeling energized, fulfilled, and at peace - a strong, self-aware individual who knows how to balance giving to others with nurturing yourself.

Good Boundaries


The most common misconception is that prioritizing yourself means you're selfish or neglecting others. This belief often stems from a fear of being a burden or from deeply ingrained conditioning that values self-sacrifice above self-care. Aren’t we always being told that we need to focus on being of service?

The real issue is much deeper: it's about understanding that setting boundaries is an act of self-respect and an essential component of healthy relationships. Setting healthy boundaries benefits you, as well as the people around you.


The solution isn't to stop caring for others; it's to learn how to care for yourself first, and THEN you are able to give to others. This shift in perspective allows you to give from a place of abundance rather than depletion. By establishing clear boundaries, you stop the cycle of constant giving, allowing yourself to receive what you need, making you more effective and present for those you love.

To bridge the gap between the belief that you must always put others first and the reality that you can only give your best when you also prioritize your own needs requires a change in mindset and the development of practical skills to set and maintain boundaries.


I used to feel unable to say no to anyone. If someone needed anything I’d be the first to raise my hand to offer help. As a result, I was constantly drained and completely lost touch with my own desires and dreams.

Once I learned to identify what is most important to me and recognize the importance of self-care and putting myself first, I began to identify my limits and communicate them effectively.

It was very difficult at first – I still remember the first time I said “no” to someone. I thought they would be upset with me and make me feel ashamed. But that never happened. They simply said “ok.” It was as simple as that.

I cannot imagine going back now. Everything improves when you learn how to set healthy boundaries.


As an energy coach with years of experience helping professional women achieve balance and fulfillment, I understand the unique challenges you face. My approach is holistic, focusing on self-awareness, release of limiting beliefs, and alignment with your true self. I have guided many women like you to reclaim their power and live authentically.

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  • Know What You Want: It’s impossible to set good boundaries if you don’t know what’s important to you. Knowing what you want and knowing your values are critical. A good place to start is by knowing what makes you feel uncomfortable or stressed. Those feelings help you identify what your limits are.

  • Give Yourself Permission: It’s okay for you to want what you want. It’s okay for you to ask for other people to respect that.

    You may find it difficult to set boundaries because you’re afraid of the other person’s response, you’re afraid of upsetting them or how they’ll react. All you can do is deliver your message in a positive way. You cannot control how someone else will respond.

    You can start with small things, and you’ll find that the more you do it, the easier it gets. Sometimes it’s all about giving yourself permission to start.

  • Set Clear Boundaries: Start small by defining what you need to feel balanced and communicate these needs to others.

  • Practice Self-Compassion: Remind yourself that taking care of your own needs is not selfish; it’s necessary for your well-being.

  • Seek Support: Engage in a supportive community or work with a coach to help you stay accountable and motivated.


If you are feeling overwhelmed and burdened by sacrificing yourself for the needs of others, by following these steps, you can transform into someone who balances compassion for others with self-respect. You will feel more energized, fulfilled, and authentically aligned with your true self.

Next Steps

Are you ready to take the first step towards a balanced and fulfilling life? Reflect on one area where you can set a small boundary this week.

Share your thoughts and progress with our supportive community, or schedule a free clarity call with me to explore how we can work together to achieve your goals. Your journey to inner peace and empowerment begins now!

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Linda Binns

For 26+ years, Linda Binns has been guiding High Sensory Professional women to overcome their unique obstacles and challenges with energy mastery. She inspires clients to step into their greatness with ease, frequently exceeding their own expectations. As a High Sensory Professional herself, Linda has learned what it takes to thrive when others experience you as being very different. Her mission is to empower other sensitive professionals to fulfill their potential by embracing their uniqueness. She is the author of 8 books on energy, and has been a frequent guest on television, radio, podcasts, and summits.

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