Setting boundaries can be one of the best things you can do for your relationships and mental health. Making clear boundaries will allow you to be present in your relationships in a way that’s healthy for you. Additionally, it can decrease the chances of resentment building up between you and the people you care about.
Mental health boundaries are guidelines that indicate to others how we want to be treated. Setting boundaries can be difficult, and it can often require challenging conversations. However, boundaries are a positive thing within relationships because they can help you feel safe, heard, and necessary.
It may feel like you are pushing someone away when you initially set a boundary. However, boundaries ultimately lead to healthier relationships. If your relationships are impacting your mental health negatively, then it may be time to consider what kind of boundaries you need to set.
Words are powerful, and setting language boundaries can be crucial. Are there certain words you don’t want people to use to describe you? Would you prefer not to talk about a certain subject? Do certain words or phrases in conversation make you uncomfortable?
Thinking about the language used within your relationships can give you great insight and help you feel safe. Let people know what your boundaries are regarding language, and gently remind them if they slip up in conversations with you.
Having time boundaries can be one of the best things for your mental health. This can be as simple as turning off your phone at a certain time or letting your friends know that you can’t make more plans this weekend. Giving yourself some time to reflect and focus on your mental health can be incredibly helpful.
By setting mental health boundaries, you can be healthier in your relationships. If you’re not sure what boundaries are right for you, beginning therapy might be a good way to reflect on your relationships and decide where you need more structure and regulation.
If you struggle with setting boundaries, know that you’re not alone. We’ve helped so many of our clients build this skill and would love to share about the services we provide. Avalon Malibu is here to provide mental health support and help you through difficult times in your relationships. We can help you evaluate your mental health and relationships and help you implement changes for the better. If you think that Avalon Malibu might be the right fit for you, give us a call at (844) 857-5992.