If there’s a book you need to read this year, it is boundaries. Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend is about learning how to have healthy boundaries in your relationships and with yourself. Reading this book had taught me to value myself and my time more.
The book is structured perfectly, starting with an example of a woman whose life is a mess, but she blames everyone around her for it instead of setting healthy boundaries. Chapter one explains what boundaries are and how a lack of boundaries can lead to a chaotic life.
I enjoyed this book because the authors provided biblical references to back up their statements about boundaries. They emphasized that having boundaries is not selfish, but is necessary if we want to be wise stewards of our lives. Part 2 of the book is organized by boundary conflicts within your family, friendships, work, spouse, children, digital devices, children, God and yourself. If you have a pressing issue, I recommend skipping to the chapter that addresses your issue first, then going back to the beginning.
This book has really helped me get a hold of my emotions because I carry the burden of problems that are not mine. This new year, I plan on implementing the things that I have learned from boundaries to have a more structured and peaceful life. People will treat you how you allow them to treat you, so set the standard and watch things fall in line.
If you want more control over your life then take charge and begin building healthy boundaries. Click the link below to order now.