Boundaries !!!!

This week me and a good friend of mine had a discussion about boundaries! This is something that is still on my mind. If you don’t know me I tend to overthink things sometimes. She made me realize that when I am invested in something or someone I don’t have boundaries. I am still processing if this is a good or bad thing. Some of the points she made is that with out boundaries you can begin to have anxiety, be overworked and have nothing left to give the ones you love. But to me boundaries means stipulations, means I can’t call you or I have to follow a set of rules.

But regardless of what my decision is I appreciate and thank her for bringing this to my attention and making me aware to know just because I don’t have boundaries it doesn’t mean other people
don’t!

Mama’s I appreciate friends who open your eyes to new views. You can’t be the smartest one in your circle you need to be able to learn from one another. You have to be open for discussions, real friends don’t agree with everything you say they support you and correct you when you are wrong as well as congratulate you when you are doing things right!

Be Blessed Mamas!!!!!

FYI : I will be posting on the blog once a week while I am in school. Didn’t want you all to think I forgot about you ! 😘

Author: Jennifer Pickett

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I am a 32 year old ( I think.... that’s a story for another day) wife, mother, youth ministry leaders a mother member of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I have 3 children Justice 8, Joy 3 and JJ 2 and amazing husband! I was born and raised in the North End of Hartford with 2 amazing and supportive parents. I have a Bachelors in Interpersonal and Relational Communication with a Minor in Psychology, Masters in Special Education and a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. For my career I am a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (this was truly a journey). This blog is to show you my everyday life and that by the Grace of GOD I am making it on broken pieces. I am choosing to thrive (not survive) at this mommy thing and I pray that this blog Blesses a Mama out there to keep going!!!!

1 thought on “Boundaries !!!!

  1. Mara Scott says:

    Ohh my gosh yes, Jen! The subject of boundaries and setting healthy limits. You’re so right, a great circle full of knowledge and potential is so important; each one teach one like you said! It’s crucial to keep each other accountable as well as celebrated and congratulated!

    As I get involved in more and more, I’m realizing I have to learn to set some and really stick to them. The phones go off constantly and that’s great, I don’t have to look at them when I need to focus on other people or things and be present. The only way to eat dinner properly with my family is to leave my phone on silent and away from the table. This is new, I don’t do it every single meal but I definitely did this week and I’m trying to make it permanent. Without boundaries I will respond to texts at any time no problem, just because I’m awake. I will try and do some more work when I know I said we would go walking earlier instead of later. One line between optimal productivity and burned out is boundaries I’m starting to realize this is put things into action to prevent it.

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