Jul 22, 2020
Can you believe that next week
will already be Episode #100? Wow! Stay tuned for something
special. But for now, let’s talk about a topic inspired by the
listener questions archive. Even if you love to get up close and
personal with others, there has probably been a time when you
wanted someone to just back off and give you space. And yes, this
even applies during the pandemic! Tune in to learn how to navigate
this situation and create the space you need.
Biggest Takeaways From Episode #99:
during this pandemic and after it, we’ll encounter people who don’t
give us as much space as we would like.
of us tend not to take or ask for more space because we don’t want
to be rude or hurt someone’s feelings. This is a self-defeating
mindset, because you’re prioritizing what you think someone else’s
feelings may be over your own needs.
can use non-verbal methods to create space, like putting your
shopping cart behind you in line, or sticking your purse, elbow, or
foot out to expand your space. Another option is to be more
animated, making larger movements with your arms or
you want to say something, try “excuse me, I need a little bit more
room, could you move over/back up a little bit?” Make sure you
don’t place the blame by saying “you’re too close” or “you’re
crowding me”; make it all about yourself and your needs, then make
Highlights from Episode #99:
- Vicki welcomes listeners to the
episode and mentions her 30-day Facebook Live
- We hear the listener question
that inspired today’s episode. [04:10]
- Vicki digs into the poignant
aspect of the question in light of the current situation with the
- What do you do when you’re the
person on the receiving end of just a bit too much closeness from
another person? [14:55]
- Vicki talks about several
options for what you can do when you notice you need more physical
- We learn about an option that
involves just letting someone else go ahead of you.
- One of the best-kept secrets
about boundaries is that they’re about getting space.
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