It allows you to feel safe, to relax and to feel empowered to care for yourself.
Personal boundaries are how we teach people who we are and how we would like to be handled in relationships.
Boundaries help you to say, “This is who I am.”Good personal boundaries protect you.
There is a little sense of a separate self and you may experience difficulty identifying your own emotions and needs.
They are based on your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, decisions, choices, wants, needs, and intuitions.
They are clear, firm, maintained, and sometimes flexible.
Without them life feels scary and you may feel anxious.
Having a sense of boundaries and limits also helps you to connect with your true self.
Healthy boundaries define who we are in relation to others.
They also help us to know what the extents and limits are with others.
Ultimately, when you don’t protect or overprotect your boundaries, your needs go unmet, which can lead to anxiety or compulsive behaviors such as overeating, addictions, or working too much.
Setting healthy boundaries allows you to connect with yourself, your emotions and your needs.