We must set and maintain personal boundaries in order to define who we are. This is really hard for some people, and others aren’t even aware of the concept.
Some people will push you just to see how far they can go, and we need to be able to stop a situation the instant it progresses beyond our personal comfort zone. The longer we wait to express our boundaries, the harder it becomes.
When we learn to do it instantly, it becomes second nature. We need to be able to recognize our discomfort and act to stop what’s causing it.
We need to be able to say, “This is not alright with me. Stop right there,” calmly and in no uncertain terms. When we remain calm, we maintain our authority. There is no power in hysteria.