6 Ways to Establish Healthy Boundaries

Establishing Healthy Boundaries for Your Well-Being:

A common mantra you’ve probably heard before is “I will take care of myself before I take care of others.”

It may come up often in your own life because, honestly, many of us are not great at it. If you’re like most, you probably often find yourself skipping things, important things like healthy meals, sleep, or workouts. And instead, adding other activities in their place.

What’s the big deal? Well, let’s look at it this way, if you are not in a calm mindset, you cannot calm others. If you do not love yourself, you cannot fully love another.

If you do not lead and live by example, then chances are that you are going to burn out sooner than later.

So, how do we begin to establish healthy boundaries and set ourselves up for personal wellbeing? It’s time to set some new, healthier routines in our lives.

Here are 6 Ways to Begin Establishing Healthy Boundaries:

  1. Decrease Screen Time

People are often surprised at how big of a difference this can make. If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or overworked, cut out screen time. Our society has become dependent on the multitasking that comes from staring at computers, phones, and tablets all day. By the way, how many tabs do you have open on your device right now?

Your brain will thank you if you turn off the screen and learn more from the world and the people around you; even an extra 30 minutes a day makes a difference.

  1. Get More Exercise

The human body was made to move. Set aside a bit of time each day to exercise, even if that means a 10-minute stroll around your office building or a park. Some movement is better than no movement. Get your heart pumping, get away from your computer, and get into a different environment.

  1. Maintain Positive Relationships

Surround yourself with positivity. We all have an Eeyore or two in our lives who insist on focusing on the bad news, the negative impacts, and the “what ifs” of everyday life. But you can choose a positive mindset and surround yourself with others who also understand the value of positive thinking. Like breeds like. Do what you can to minimize negative attitudes, habits, and environments.

  1. Stop Worrying About What Others Think of You

We each have our own struggles in life and we are all doing the best we can with what we have and the life we were given. It’s time to embrace your own journey and stop worrying that someone else might be judging you for the choices you make.

At the end of the day, the best you can do is make choices that move you forward and create the best possible version of yourself. Don’t let anyone make you feel small for thinking and acting like your best self.

  1. Spend More Time in Nature

Spending time in nature has proven effects of increased mood, increased creativity, and decreased stress. Do what you can to get outside for a while every single day, no matter what the weather may be.

  1. Value Yourself, Your Time, and Your Energy

Most importantly, set aside some regular “you time,” and then protect it like your life depends on it. When you start to value yourself, your time, and your energy, everyone around you will do the same. Set healthy boundaries and expectations, and your friends and family will respect that space. When they see the positive outcome, they’ll want to set aside some time for themselves, as they should!

What aspect of your health do you struggle with the most? Nutrition, exercise, or maintaining a positive outlook?

Do you have any tips for establishing healthy boundaries that did not get mentioned above? Please share them with us in the comments section below. You may just help someone reading this article!

Did you know you can find help here? From personal to professional well-being, connect with someone who can guide you to a happier, healthier, and whole life! Become a WU Friend today!

If you provide support or products that make the world a better place and help humanity live in health, happiness, and wholeness, join us as a WU World-Changer!

– The Wellness Universe

*Originally published on October 7, 2018

All information, content, and material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. The information supplied through or on this page, or by any representative or agent of The Wellness Universe, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical, legal, or other professional advice. Health-related information provided through this website is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems or to prescribe any medical devices or other remedies. The Wellness Universe reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason, including, but not limited to, comments that are in violation of the laws and regulations formed pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. None of the posts and articles on The Wellness Universe page may be reprinted without express written permission.

An Amazon #1 Best Seller! The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care 25 Tools to Achieve Anything is the book that just might change everything for you. It’s like having 25 expert coaches rolled into one, each teaching you a practice or tool to help you achieve your goals. You’ll find techniques for mind, body, spirit, and soul. You’ll enjoy a multitude of topics and modalities that will assist with better sleep, spiritual magnificence, mindset mastery, enhanced intuition, balanced nutrition, and peak performance in every area of your life. 


Both e-Book & Paperback are available.

The Wellness Universe is here to serve your best well-being. If you are experiencing anxiety, grief, overwhelm, guilt, anger, or seeking ways to cope and get help for stress, relationships, parenting, or any other issue during this challenging time, we have wonderful resources for you to connect with. Our WU Best Help members are offering reduced rates, sliding scale payment options, and even pro-bono sessions.
WU Best Help

The Wellness Universe invites you to SoulTreat Wellness Retreat for Mind, Body, and Spirit. Imagine yourself and your friends in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for self-care workshops, talks, and one-on-one experiences with wellness experts from around the globe this October.
Release what no longer serves you. Reset your mind, body, and soul.
www.WUSoulTreat.com – Savings Going on Now!