Boundaries are a part of self-care. Setting boundaries is an important part of establishing one’s identity and is a crucial aspect of mental health and well-being. Boundaries can be physical or emotional, and they can range from being loose to rigid, with healthy boundaries often falling somewhere in between.
Learning to show compassion and kindness to yourself is crucial in setting healthy boundaries. So what are some health boundaries to establish for yourself?
Here are some great ideas to start!
-Limit social interactions that leave you feeing drained/overstimulated.
-Don’t purchase things that you cannot afford.
-Unfollow social media accounts that negatively impact you.
-Limit unhealthy foods that are not good for your body and brain.
-Don’t answer work emails on the weekend.
-Prioritize time to rest and recharge throughout the day.
-Maintain self-discipline in the goals you set for yourself.
-Don’t take on more than you can realistically handle.
-Make a conscious effort to shut down self-critical thoughts.
What are things you do to keep yourself healthy?
If boundaries are something you are struggling with, therapy is a great tool to help! Reach out!
Debi Anson LMSW LCSW CAADC