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 generally falling somewhere in between.
Having boundaries simply allows you to make yourself a priority, whether that’s in self-care, career aspirations, or within relationships. Boundaries are a deeply personal choice and vary from one person to the next, and we shape them throughout our lives.
In fact, the word “boundary” can be a bit misleading. It conveys the idea of keeping yourself separate. But boundaries are actually connecting points since they provide healthy rules for navigating relationships – intimate, personal or professional. In that way, they actually bring us closer together than farther apart, and are necessary in any relationship!
Ultimately, even though personal boundaries can be challenging to navigate, setting and communicating them is essential for our health, well-being, and even our safety.
Listen in as Lisa Kaplin explains what healthy boundaries are and how to set them, why healthy boundaries are important for self-care, and how to explain boundaries to others. Learn how to show compassion and kindness to yourself by setting healthy boundaries – to avoid resentment, anger, and burnout.