Infertility Awareness Week
With infertility awareness week rounding the corner on April 23 -29, it is striking to me that the experience of infertility is far more lasting that seven days. Those living with the ambiguous loss and …
Boundaries can be defined as needs and expectations that help us feel safe in our relationships.
Creating and practicing healthy boundaries leads to feeling respected, loved, and safe. Boundaries indicate how you allow people to show up for you and how you show up for others. Communicating our needs and expectations promotes wellness and is a fundamental part of interacting in our relationships in a safe, comfortable way.
Learning to be assertive about your expectations and needs with others, work, social media, etc. can help you manage feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression and help with your emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
One major sign of boundary issues is not having time to take care of or do anything for yourself. On airplanes, we are reminded that it is important to put on our own oxygen mask before we help others. In our lives, the same sentiment applies – by paying attention to and meeting your personal needs, you will have more energy for the people in your life.
Setting healthy boundaries is easier said than done. However, with practice, this will become less difficult and the long-term benefits are absolutely worth it! Setting boundaries requires communication and action. Once you’re able to identify boundary issues in your life, you can start to implement boundaries in all aspects of your life (i.e. work).
For help setting healthy boundaries or if you would like to discuss any other matter in more detail, schedule an appointment with Lily Ha here.