Importance of Setting Boundaries
Learn How To Set Boundaries So That You Have The Freedom To Start Living Life On Your Terms
To remain productive and present in life, you must set boundaries. Oftentimes, you will find that you have spread yourself too thin trying to make everyone around you happy. Allowing yourself to set boundaries and stick to those self-imposed limits is critical to your mental, emotional and physical health as an overabundance of stress can have a serious impact on your whole body wellness. Setting boundaries within yourself and outside of yourself may seem confusing when you are contemplating this concept intellectually.
However, at Live Lethal, you are provided actionable steps that can get you from mere thought to action, which is the purpose of this article. To get started with setting boundaries unique to your life, grab a piece of paper and a pencil, and then complete each of the following sentences:
1. I often feel stressed when I…
2. I often feel stressed when my loved ones…
3. I often feel stressed at work when…
These sentence completions exercises are geared around the 3 categories of boundaries: personal (yourself), interpersonal (others) and professional (work). You can complete each sentence as many times as needed to identify your life’s stressors. By discovering what exerts the most stress upon your life in each of the boundary categories, you are beginning down the path of setting meaningful boundaries that will lead to a healthier way of living.
Now, you’re ready to set the boundaries based on how you filled in the blanks for each of the sentence completion exercises. For example, if you often feel stressed when you fail to accomplish your list of daily tasks, set a boundary for yourself that says, “I will complete a reasonable amount of tasks each day and stop when I am feeling tired or worn out.” By setting the previous boundary, you are giving yourself permission to forgo any propensity to self-sabotage, which will prevent you from feeling a sense of failure.
The idea of setting boundaries is to give yourself the freedom to alter your goals to promote a healthy mind, say no when a relationship is too demanding to keep a healthy heart and slow down when you are depleted at work to foster a healthy body.
Are you having difficulty setting boundaries? Leave a comment below telling Live Lethal about the stressors in your life and let’s work on setting proactive boundaries together!
Hope this helps…
Yours for More Confidence, More Often,
About the Author
Kristyn Haster is a Lifestyle Blogger, Weight Loss Trainer and Self-Confidence Coach living in Boulder, Colorado. As Editor of LiveLethal.com (Crazy Confident You) Blog, she helps woman break out of their shells, gain total confidence and fall in love with life again.