Well be back.

Two weeks ago, we had touched the subject of “Boundaries” on it’s surface in our class of psychology and had committed ourselves to be back later, with more on “Healthy Boundaries”.

Today is the day we do just that.

 

Photo credit: Good Therapy SF

 

According to Dr. Jo Nash,

“Healthy boundaries define what is appropriate behavior in our relationships – behavior that keeps both parties safe.

And setting healthy boundaries is crucial for self-care and positive relationships”.

 

She adds on,

“Boundaries differ from person to person and are mediated by variations in culture, personality, and social context.

Boundaries appropriate in a business meeting would seem irrelevant in a nightclub with old friends!”

 

This will lead us to something equally important called “setting boundaries”.

Many people struggle with setting boundaries.

To so many people, setting boundaries means you will become a rebel to the rest of what society says you should be….which isn’t necessarily the case!

 

Photo credit: Surviving Mom Blog

 

According to Dr. Jo Nash,

Setting boundaries defines our expectations of ourselves and others in different kinds of relationships.

We will talk more about setting boundaries in the other class of psychology.

 

Photo credit: Aviva Romm MD

 

I came across some examples of healthy boundaries on Positive Psychology and they include:

  • Declining anything you don’t want to do
  • Expressing your feelings responsibly
  • Talking about your experiences honestly
  • Replying in the moment
  • Addressing problems directly with the person involved, rather than with a third party
  • Making your expectations clear rather than assuming people will figure them out.

 

What do you think of those examples?

Do you think you can try them out, in your life today?

Can you recommend them to someone else?