Setting healthy boundaries for yourself is an important part of self-care.
Those personal boundaries allow you to be open about your limits and clearly define what you’re comfortable with.
Write Your Boundaries Down
When a situation makes you feel uncomfortable, you can write it out to better understand why.
Reflect on the emotions you felt at the time and be honest about what could have triggered them.
Writing your thoughts down on paper can give you a healthy outlet to vent and organize your thoughts.
Talk To A Loved One
It can help to reach out to a friend, family member or peer you trust when thinking about your boundaries.
Talking your feelings through with someone who respects and values you is a great start. You can communicate what boundaries you want to set and let them know where you are coming from.
It can also help to hear the boundaries they have set for themselves and build on the connection you share with them.
Build On Your Boundaries
You can set your boundaries in stages. In time, you can compile a list of your needs and think about what is beneficial for your mental health.
Over time, you can build on your boundaries by thinking about your past or present experiences.
“Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space.” – Asa Don Brown