• Constance Nash

How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

“Daring to set boundaries is about having to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others” - Brene Brown.

Interactions with others are so important because they shape the way we see the world.

Positive experiences lead to an increased likelihood of having a positive view of yourself and others, while negative experiences increase the chance of having low self-esteem and a negative view of others.

Having healthy boundaries is a wonderful way of increasing the positive interactions we have.

They create trust, allow us to build healthy connections, and build self-esteem.

Rigid boundaries, though, create distrust and disconnection. This while porous boundaries may result in being walked on, and putting your own needs on the back burner.

These porous boundaries are also especially vulnerable to being violated.

Clarity and consistency with yourself and others about what your boundaries are are so important.

And, those who don’t respect your personal boundaries may not be people you want in your life.

Having a healthy boundary doesn’t mean that you aren't willing to compromise or make changes either, though. But it does mean that you will not engage in interactions or behaviors that go against your values.

But to establish healthy boundaries, it’s first important to know what your personal boundaries even are.

Personal boundaries can be physical, intellectual, emotional, time, sexual, finanical, or material.

You can also have different boundaries with differen