Understanding Healthy Boundaries

How many times have you put someone else’s needs before your own, only to reach burnout soon after that? How many times have you come up with a good excuse as to why you don’t take care of yourself? Do you have a problem setting healthy limits in relationships? If so, you may need to strengthen your personal boundaries. Personal boundaries are essential for our mental and physical health as well as for developing healthy relationships. A boundary is a limit that promotes integrity, a setting of limits that promotes self-respect. Setting limits doesn’t mean intolerance or selfishness. In fact, maintaining good boundaries doesn’t make us selfish; it helps to make us sane.