I am Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
When building a profitable practice, it’s important to set boundaries for yourself and your practice. Setting boundaries is a statement that you love and respect yourself. The words of love, joy and happiness are closely related. Those are feelings we all want to have most of the time. The words stress, anxiety and depression are also related. Those are things you no doubt want to avoid feeling. To get more of that first group of words and less of the second group, take a look at the boundaries you have in your life. Maybe you don’t have any clearly defined limits or borders. A lot of people don’t. They have things they like and don’t like. There are of course values and feelings that differ from one person to the next.
If these things are not clearly expressed and shared with the people you love, you can’t blame them when they act in some way that overstepped your unstated or undefined boundaries. You need to love and respect yourself enough to share clearly defined boundaries with everyone in your life. Understand that you have a right to feel the way you do. Sometimes we don’t like to talk about limitations with the people that we care about. We feel that they might get their feelings hurt, they might misunderstand what we’re trying to accomplish. So, we keep our voices quiet. We might hint at certain actions or habits that bother us, but we don’t have a conversation about them.
You may have difficulty setting up borders for your own behavior. You’re always running late, important things don’t get accomplished in your life, things that matter to you. Your health isn’t the best. All these things are occurring because you spend every waking moment trying to make other people happy. This is a situation where you need to have a conversation with yourself.
Whether you need to establish clear and specific borders with others, or with that person looking back at you from the mirror, don’t look at this as an act of anger or punishment. It’s just you telling yourself that you’re worthwhile, you matter. The things you think about are important. Your feelings are of the highest importance. Tell yourself that you’re so happy to be the person you are. Have this conversation every day, several times a day. Put a smile on your face and look in the mirror. You have so many reasons to be grateful for your amazing life. You are a unique once in a lifetime individual, and there’s a reason for that. You offer a lot to the world. And you should give yourself much deserved recognition for that fact.
Use that mindset to start establishing healthy boundaries. You need them for yourself and for the others in your life. Communicate effectively. Be very clear and don’t be vague. This is a declaration to yourself and others that you have a lot of self-respect. You love yourself and are establishing boundaries that help you become the healthiest, most fulfilled person you possibly can. Some people won’t respect your boundaries. That’s okay. They’re letting you know how they feel about you. Others are going to applaud you standing up for yourself with healthy boundaries. And those are the people you want in your life.
Maintaining boundaries can sometimes feel overwhelming. Check out our blog post here for seven things to remember when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Please go to businessofrehab.com/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice.
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