Healthy Boundaries; 10 Unselfish Reasons to have them

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In this article, we give you 10 unselfish reasons to have boundaries in your life.

When should you put personal fences in place? Did you know that there are many healthy reasons to put key boundaries in place – in your work life and home life to build your resilience?

  • Setting up fences for yourself means you will be better at respecting others’ too.
  • Boundaries are healthy – today, in this article, we give you ten entirely unselfish reasons to have boundaries in your life… lets get stuck in!

Our top 10 tips; healthy reasons to put up your fence today

Healthy reasons to have boundaries 1 & 2
Healthy reasons to have boundaries 1 & 2

1 – To become a better friend, people with less effective fences are more likely to violate the fences of others. So respect yourself by setting your own fence and respecting others.

2 – To become less angry, you would not let others get away with things that are not ok, and you are therefore going to become less resentful and less angry.

Healthy reasons to have boundaries 3, 4 & 5
Healthy reasons to have Boundaries 3, 4 & 5

3 – Build Trust, communicating your boundaries shows that you are open and honest and trust others to be ok with this. They will – give it a try!

4 – Build self-awareness, putting in boundaries brings a healthy separation between your thoughts and feelings of those of others. You need this separation for your resilience wellbeing.

5 – Be kind to yourself, putting in boundaries makes you more effective and less likely to experience burnout. You are also more likely to look out for others too.

Healthy reasons to have boundaries 6, 7 & 8
Healthy reasons to have boundaries 6, 7 & 8

6 – Learning to say NO – this is an important boundary; saying no prevents resentment and anger and can also help prevent burnout.

7 – Be a better communicator, being able to express your limits and barriers clearly and concisely lets everyone know where they stand and avoids misunderstandings.

8 – Be more able to do what you want to do! – This is important, and you will feel great when you can focus on the things that are important to you, including others in your life.

Healthy reasons to have Boundaries 9 & 10

For your resilience, put some healthy and unselfish barriers in place today. Feel better, build your resilience and improve your workplace performance too.

9 – Become an understanding person – We agree with Brene Brown who said “The most compassionate people I have interviewed as part of my work, have been the most boundaried.”

10 – Be less stressed – This is important, when you don’t have any barriers you are more likely to take on the stress of others and become more drained.

Do it now, set up your healthy barriers, and fences, say no and reduce your stress.

Let us know what you think – have you set any healthy boundaries for your resilience? Watch this video for more information and unselfish healthy ways to set boundaries.

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Author: Jenny Campbell Founder and CEO of the Resilience Dynamic

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