Revamp Your Boundaries
Summer has begun and we hope you enjoy your time off! Summer is a great time to reflect on your relationships and decide what you can do to make improvements within yourself and your relationships. Use this time to evaluate your boundaries and make changes to improve your relationships. Taking care of your mental health is important, and this can also improve your relationships. Try these tips below!
Talk to someone about what you are going through.
Boundary Tip: Choose to be vulnerable on your own terms. Open up to someone you trust. If you do not respect the decisions they make in their own life, do not trust their advice.
Accept that some things ARE in your control and some things ARE NOT in your control.
Boundary Tip: Don’t be afraid to voice your boundaries. You aren’t responsible for how someone reacts to your boundaries. You are responsible for setting boundaries and being consistent with them.
Respond objectively rather than emotionally.
Boundary Tip: Process your emotions and tame them before you act or make a decision. Refer to Name, Tame, Claim from the Go for the Gold program.
Sometimes solitude is safe.
Boundary tip: Manage your time. having time to yourself is healthy and sometimes necessary. Make sure that you voice your need for alone time to your friends and family as needed.
Be thankful for the little things.
Boundary Tip: Setting boundaries will allow you to focus on what you already have more than what you don’t.
“Before the presentation, I had never heard of any of the numerous grooming tactics. I already knew what a groomer was though, so it is good that now I know what to look out for in relationships.”
“What impacted me the most was the boundary circles. I feel that everyone having boundaries is important, and they should be respected. If you want people to respect you, you have to respect them the way you want to be treated.”
“This program gave me a better understanding of a healthy and unhealthy relationship. I also now understand certain actions and words better when it comes to different types of people to be around.”
“I learned that having sex outside of marriage can affect the whole person.”
“You reinforced the idea that you need to make good decisions now to create a good pathway for the future.”
“It reinforced my belief that abstinence is the best way to stay healthy and honor my future spouse.”