Build better boundaries with yourself: Therapist suggests 7 steps | Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Build better boundaries with yourself: Therapist suggests 7 steps

Published on Feb 08, 2024 07:51 PM IST
  • From having a me time to creating a contract, here are a few ways to set better boundaries with ourselves.
1 / 8
Boundaries are extremely important for our mental and emotional health. Healthy boundaries help us to know what we want and what we do not. Setting healthy boundaries, not just with others, but also with ourselves is important in maintaining sanity and happiness in life. "Honouring your boundaries does not mean abandoning your relationships. Striking a balance between personal boundaries and others’ needs creates a healthier and more sustainable social dynamic, promoting both individual growth and collective well-being," wrote Therapist Israa Nasir.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 08, 2024 07:51 PM IST

Boundaries are extremely important for our mental and emotional health. Healthy boundaries help us to know what we want and what we do not. Setting healthy boundaries, not just with others, but also with ourselves is important in maintaining sanity and happiness in life. "Honouring your boundaries does not mean abandoning your relationships. Striking a balance between personal boundaries and others’ needs creates a healthier and more sustainable social dynamic, promoting both individual growth and collective well-being," wrote Therapist Israa Nasir.(Unsplash)

2 / 8
We need to create a no list that features all the things and activities that we are absolutely not onboard with. This will help us to know what is non-negotiable for us. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 08, 2024 07:51 PM IST

We need to create a no list that features all the things and activities that we are absolutely not onboard with. This will help us to know what is non-negotiable for us. (Unsplash)

3 / 8
When we face a new request, we should take five minutes to pause, think and reflect and then respond to it. This helps us to know if we really want to be a part of it or not. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 08, 2024 07:51 PM IST

When we face a new request, we should take five minutes to pause, think and reflect and then respond to it. This helps us to know if we really want to be a part of it or not. (Unsplash)

4 / 8
Setting time apart for the day when we attend to ourselves, check-in with us and do self-care – this can help us to create more self-awareness. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 08, 2024 07:51 PM IST

Setting time apart for the day when we attend to ourselves, check-in with us and do self-care – this can help us to create more self-awareness. (Unsplash)

5 / 8
We should make an agreement or contract with ourselves where we mention the things that are non-negotiable to us. We should always follow that agreement. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 08, 2024 07:51 PM IST

We should make an agreement or contract with ourselves where we mention the things that are non-negotiable to us. We should always follow that agreement. (Unsplash)

6 / 8
Having a hobby that naturally enforces boundaries such as painting, gardening or playing a musical instrument helps us to connect with ourselves more. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 08, 2024 07:51 PM IST

Having a hobby that naturally enforces boundaries such as painting, gardening or playing a musical instrument helps us to connect with ourselves more. (Unsplash)

7 / 8
Instead of being worried or stressed throughout the day, we should keep a time period apart in the day as worry time. This is the time when we should address our concerns. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 08, 2024 07:51 PM IST

Instead of being worried or stressed throughout the day, we should keep a time period apart in the day as worry time. This is the time when we should address our concerns. (Unsplash)

8 / 8
We should observe our emotional responses, know where they originate from and try to address them in a healthy manner.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 08, 2024 07:51 PM IST

We should observe our emotional responses, know where they originate from and try to address them in a healthy manner.(Unsplash)

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On