Setting Healthy Boundaries: Simple Tips for a Happy Life

Boundaries. This is something I give a lot of thought to, something I’ve quite struggled with in the past – in relationships, in friendships, with family, and at work. It’s led me to feeling drained and burnt out many times. I know setting boundaries with those we care about can be tough, in fear of letting them down, but if we don’t it can lead to complete exhaustion, and even resentment. 

Setting personal boundaries is a very important aspect of taking care of ourselves and in building strong, healthy relationships with others. Boundaries are also key in keeping our lives balanced and keeping ourselves strong, physically, emotionally, and mentally. If you eat junk food too many days in a row, your body feels it. If you work too much overtime consistently, eventually you will burn out. If you are giving so much to everyone else, when and what are giving to yourself?  

Learn what limits you need to set (and stick to) in order to keep yourself balanced, healthy, and happy. I have learned that before I commit to something, I stop and I ask myself is this within my boundaries? Don’t be afraid to ask your night-owl friend not to text you after eleven because you have to get up early in the morning. Be honest with your boss if you’ve reached the total workload you can handle. Need some alone time? Then rain check on girls’ night out. Be honest with your partner if it bothers you that he teases you in front of your parents. In the end, being able to communicate your boundaries honestly will earn you respect, make you feel stronger, and will keep things more level for you – you’ll be happier you did! 


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10 thoughts on “Setting Healthy Boundaries: Simple Tips for a Happy Life

  1. This is such a helpful post! I think it’s easy to get the wrong idea about boundaries, but they’re just ways to keep yourself healthy from outside forces. That’s a GOOD thing!

  2. Funny, but I never thought about setting boundaries in eating (although I naturally have them). It is such a great idea to have boundaries set, to help you when it is tempting to overeat or eat stuff you know you shouldn’t. Excellent advice. And I love the infographic! (pinned it!)

  3. Love the picture quotes in this, really lovely written! I’ve recently started listening to myself first and honestly I feel much better about everything. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow these tips are great! And I completely agree, communicating your boundaries is so important and earns you respect rather than resentment or something else that we often believe will happen.

  5. Yes, yes! Compromise, but expect compromise in return. So many times those of us willing to compromise are expected to go WAY more than 50% of the way… The second half of that tip is as important as the first. Nicely said… xoxox

  6. Your suggestions have really made me think, especially alone time. I spend a lot of time alone and I’m beginning to think I swung the balance in the wrong direction. Healthy boundaries are such a delicate thing!

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