Many creative types have poor boundaries. We have plenty of “case studies” from over the course of history to bear this theory out.
Boundaries are something that I have had to work at consistently over the years in order to create a more clear sense of mine, yours, and ours.
Even if you are surrounded by folks, who you feel have poor boundaries, and even if you spend your time noting and listing their shortcomings in your head and to others, the very best thing you can do for your own creative sanity is work on improving your own boundaries.
Set your boundaries consciously and update them on an ongoing basis, so that you can create productively and happily.
Better boundaries can and will change your life. I promise.
I write a lot about how I set professional boundaries in The Writer’s Workout:
The Writer’s Workout, 366 Tips, Tasks and Techniques From Your Writing Career Coach by Christina Katz LINK
Better Boundaries, Owning and Treasuring Your Life by Jan Black & Greg Enns LINK
Toxic Criticsim by Eric Maisel LINK
How To Avoid Making Art by Julia Cameron LINK
Supplies, A Pilot’s Manual For Creative Flight by Julia Cameron LINK
The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield LINK
The Art Of Extreme Self Care by Cheryl Richardson LINK
A Life In The Arts by Eric Maisel LINK