Have you ever wondered how you can guarantee that others treat you how you desire to be
treated? Personal boundaries are important in situations like that.

They resemble invisible lines that you develop so you can show other people how to act around
you. Let’s discuss how to establish these boundaries so that you can feel good about yourself
and maintain healthy relationships.

Know Yourself

You need to be aware of your likes and dislikes before anything else. Try to recall instances
when something made you feel awkward or was less great. You want to protect yourself against
these things.

Say What’s Okay and What’s Not

Whenever you get to know about your real emotions then you should directly tell them to others
by using phrases such as “I am okay with this” as well as “I am not okay with that.” It is like
instructing others on how to treat you.

Be Kind and Strong

You should learn to say “no” to anything you want to, even if it’s tough. You should say “no”
nicely and to be honest it is really okay to stand up for yourself.

start small

Do not worry if this is new to you. Start by establishing limits in simple situations. You can take
on more challenging tasks after you get adjusted to it.

Listen to Others Too

Boundaries operate in both directions. You should respect the boundaries of other people if you
really want them to respect your boundaries.

Take Care of Yourself

Setting limits shows that you are caring for yourself and you should make sure to engage in
activities that bring you joy and maintain your well-being. Being cheerful makes it simpler to
defend yourself.

The takeaway

So, establishing personal boundaries is the same as letting others know how you want to be
treated. You are caring for your feelings and for yourself. At first, it could seem a little weird, but
with experience, it becomes more natural.

Just keep in mind to be thoughtful, pay attention to others, and pursue your own happiness.

You’ve got this!

About the author

Author: Mayeling Angelastro MA, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor dedicated in helping individuals, families, couples, children and teenagers in the Horizon West, Windermere and Dr Phillips area.

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