This is a monthly wellness series topic I have been really excited to talk about. Boundaries are a huge part of wellness. They are huge for your mental health. I wanted to share a bit about why I think boundaries are important in relationships and in life.
Monthly Wellness Series Month Eleven: Boundaries and Relationships
Why I think it’s important:
I think it’s important to feel good in your life and one way to do that is to have certain boundaries in place. I think boundaries are important in both family relationships, and friendships. I also think it’s important to show your kids how to set boundaries for themselves and not to push those. I am not someone who is great at saying NO when someone asks me to volunteer, or help, etc and setting boundaries has really helped me with that.
What I do:
When Andrew and I had kids we knew we needed to set some strong boundaries with our families in regards to a few things. Boundaries look different for everyone but for us those boundaries were: no posting photos of our kids without permission, after a certain time of night (8PM) only call if it’s important. We also set boundaries for our kids such as if you don’t feel like giving someone a hug/kiss you do not have to. I think it’s important for them to understand boundaries for their bodies and consent.
This months challenge:
The only challenge for this is to really think about the boundaries in your life and what boundaries you feel good about and which ones you don’t. Maybe make a goal for next year to completely reevaluate your relationships and the boundaries within those relationships.
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