Healthy boundaries is a term that you may have heard about but you’re not sure what it really means. At times the phrase may be overused, but at its core setting healthy boundaries means making decisions about what you will allow into your life.
Personal boundaries encompass a wide range of things like physical contact, personal space, verbal interactions, and emotional wellbeing. It can also mean ensuring that you have time to take care of yourself and your personal needs.
You may not realize it, but each day you have the opportunity to create and maintain boundaries.
- If you tell your child they can’t scream when they want breakfast, you’re setting a boundary.
- If you tell your spouse you’d like help with the chores because you can’t accomplish all the tasks yourself, you’re establishing a boundary.
- If you tell your boss that you can’t come in on Saturday, you’re again setting a personal boundary.
In this eBook, you will learn what it means to establish healthy boundaries, why they’re so important, and how to use healthy boundaries in different relationships in your life.