We often feel overwhelmed by everything going on around us and we not sure how to navigate healthy boundaries, as most of the boundaries are blurred, from calls texts, social media notifications and emails on our phone coming in at any hour, persons knocking on your door demanding your attention, noisy environments, stretching yourself thin, by trying to do it all, the power of learning to say no, is more powerful than we realize.
- Sharing a few ways to put healthy boundaries in place:
- Take time out to just breathe deeply, take a walk and be still for a while bringing yourself back to the present moment.
- Meditation and journaling are two powerful tools to help you when you feeling overwhelmed, meditation is a way of finding calm in the most challenging situations.
- Journaling helps you to understand what you need to focus on, getting your thoughts out on paper, establishing your triggers.
- Be mindful of how much energy and time you wish to give to a situation.
- Keep conversations short and to the point, being respectful of others time, this is a time saver, also allows you to manage your interactions better.
- Saying no becomes less difficult the more we say no the less you feel guilty for taking time for yourself.
- Standing up for yourself and voicing your opinion can be empowering, as long as you stick to the boundaries you creating.
- Turn your notifications off this reduces the overwhelming feeling of needing to catch up to every post or like.
- If someone is draining your energy let them go, you don’t have to engage with anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable.
- There’s no need to apologize for putting up your boundaries, this is a way to protect yourself from the best interactions for you.
You always have a choice on how you choose to be flexible with your boundaries, if a situation or relationship isn’t serving you any longer, release it.
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