May 16, 2013 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment
Your job, relationships, and countless other factors can inhibit your sense of well-being, but one way to prevent feeling like an over-stressed emotional wreck is to set personal boundaries for yourself. These boundaries should impact all aspects of your life – emotional, psychological, physical, mental, and spiritual. If you want to live happier with a higher quality of life, consider the following tips.
Do you know what triggers your anxiety? Being able to identify the cause of your stress is the most important skill to master when setting healthy boundaries. Knowing specifically what makes you uncomfortable or resentful is also the first step to finding a tolerable limit. If you’re unable to immediately pin down aspects of your life that cause unnecessary pain, stress, or resentment, take out a sheet of paper and write about your worst experience that day. By writing down the experience you can reflect on what ignited the conflict, or why it began in the first place. Following this process a little bit each day, like keeping a journal, will help you determine over time where you need to set limits. For most people, it’s pretty easy to identify the biggest problems in their life - sometimes it’s a boss, a working environment, or even something as simple as traffic.