The Importance of Setting Healthy Boundaries
Your days are jam packed with meetings, grocery shopping, errands, and the list goes on and on. I have found myself going overboard working and sleeping late and not eating healthy. This only left me drained. I had no energy and stamina by the time the day ended.
Setting healthy boundaries in both your work and personal lives helps you live a more balanced life. And a more balanced life = happier you
Set Aside Time for Healthy Practices
No matter how busy, stay true to your healthy practices. The busier I get, I try to stick to my practices of writing in my gratitude journal, meditating, and exercising. I love eating fruits and salads and stick to eating these foods that nourish my stomach and soul. You will be surprised at how calm and great you feel afterwards.
Allocate Time for Your Loved Ones
I get it, work gets in the way sometimes. That boss said something or that meeting didn’t go as planned. Really make an effort to not take your work home. Leave it where it belongs: the office (or whatever work environment). When you are home, be present for your loved ones. Don’t just eat dinner in front of the television. Go for a walk with your loved ones or go to a coffee shop. Enjoy your time with them.
Stay Away from Negative People
This is incredibly important. I cannot emphasize this enough, especially at your work place. Stay away from people who drain your energy and spirit. If he or she is a colleague, I get that you cannot isolate yourself from them. They may not even do it deliberately, but it’s become such a habit to be this way. Either way though, it’s too easy to get sucked into that energy. So quietly make an excuse and bow out. This way, you’re still polite.
What are some practices you do to set healthy boundaries in your work and personal lives? Please share with me in the comments.