Self-care is important to maintaining your mental wellbeing. Setting boundaries is a type of self-care that everyone should learn to do! Boundaries are crucial to decreasing conflict, stress and worry. Personal boundaries are limits and expectations are important in maintaining good relationships with others and yourself. Director, Jodie Brenton and our Life Resolutions team aim to have information on boundary setting accessible to all Australians. Our head psychologist, Mary Magalotti explains how you can create and preserve your own personal boundaries.

Steps to Setting Boundaries

Take note of your emotions: Being busy can make it hard to identify the boundaries you need to set. If you notice a certain person or situation is creating feelings of stress, worry or a sense of unease, it is time to assess what boundaries need to be put in place.

Clearly outline the boundary you are setting: By creating distinct boundaries is beneficial for you and/or the person you are stating your boundary to. Expressing how you feel and using ‘I’ statements can help others understand your boundary and why it is being set.

Make yourself a priority: Putting yourself as a priority is a type of self-care. Being about to change or remove yourself from a situation that is causing you distress is self-care. Remember setting boundaries are a form of self-care.

Chat to the Life Resolutions Team Today  

If you’re struggling with setting boundaries, and it’s impacting your mental health, the Life Resolutions team encourage you to reach out today and seek support. Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti encourage you to set boundaries to improve your mental wellbeing.

If you’d like to learn more about the work that we do at Life Resolutions, please check out our website and series of blogs on the Life Resolutions psychology franchise, mental health, and more.