In order to have a good life, you must experience what it is like to live your own life. It may come a time where you need to set some boundaries. Boundaries can be a good way to make sure you are living life positivity and in a space of joy. While it may be at home or in your workspace, boundaries are always needed. Here are three ways to set boundaries for your mental health.
Take a Step Back
Breathe. You are here with us. It may seem overwhelming now but later it gets better. Take a moment to reflect on what you may need. You can those days off you have. Work will be there when you get back. Your mental health is more important. While reflecting, we love to meditate with Insight Timer and Headspace to centralize our thoughts.
Get a Reality Check
Life may not be as bad as it seems. Think and look around you for others who may have situations different than your own. Does it seem worse to you than your own situation? Reality is not filled with joy and happiness 24/7. Having that self-realization can help you understand that better.
If you are at work, set a boundary that you will not answer emails after a certain time. You can even set a boundary that you do not have to share your social media with your coworkers. Yes, it may be hard to find other people to connect with outside of work but, you need more friends outside of your coworkers.
Take Care of Your Health
You may have people counting on you. How can you achieve those tasks if you are putting yourself at the end of the list? Take those days off, go to the doctor, turn off your phone, and set your boundaries. You may want to create a self-care day just for you to treat yourself. It may include a solo lunch or dinner date.
You may need some help right now. Take the time to look around, understand what is going on, and make a plan for you. No one is going to take care of you the best as you.