Do you find it difficult to tell a good friend that you just need time and space sometimes? Or just want to tell your partner you want more “me-time”?
Then it’s time to try setting your boundaries!
Boundaries are rules or limits that we create to honor and protect our psychological and physical needs. As such, it is an important component of self-care. Yet, setting boundaries can feel intimidating and difficult, especially when we are new to it.
Try setting some boundaries this week! Let’s learn and encourage each other by sharing your top 2 with us below
Here are some examples to help us get started:
Friendship edition : distancing myself from toxic friendships or conversations
Relationship edition : agreeing to give each other space for “me-time” after 11pm
Family edition : Requesting that your sibling reduce unwanted actions (e.g., cursing, hitting, annoying)
Alternatively, you may wish to check out some resources on boundaries here: https://www.mindline.sg/youth/article?type=resource&group=Health%20%26%20Wellness&sub-group=Self-Care&resource-id=914 https://www.mindline.sg/youth/article?type=resource&group=Relationships&sub-group=Dating&resource-id=984.