Personal boundaries help you have healthy relationships, and that includes your relationship with yourself. In The Book of Boundaries, Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban offers a comprehensive guide to setting — and maintaining — good boundaries. Let’s take a look.
Start with You
Self-boundaries only depend on one person, which can be good or bad. Strategies from habit science such as consistency and prioritizing action over motivation can help. Keeping self-boundaries simple and easily enforceable, such as removing a phone from your room to avoid mindlessly checking social media before bed, can have an outsized impact on your wellbeing. Flexibility is another good tool that people often overlook. If a personal boundary isn’t working for you, it may be time to adjust.