A big part of self-care is setting boundaries. This is because laying out your boundaries allows you to prioritize your own wellbeing. It helps you to define and let others know what you need (physically and emotionally), how you expect to be treated and to recognize your right to have feelings, beliefs and personal time. It forces you to put you and your recovery first and to take a giant leap in self-worth.
Creating healthy boundaries can be a powerful tool for lasting sobriety. Setting and enforcing limits can increase your self-respect and self-esteem and help to create a supportive network of people who respect your need and desire to stay sober.
Establishing your own personal fences can do wonders for your wellbeing and overall happiness. “Boundaries open up the possibility for many life-changing benefits,” boundaries expert Chad Buck, a clinical psychologist at Vanderbilt University’s Work/Life Employee Assistance Program, told The Huffington Post. “They help you respond more effectively to demands on your time and energy.”
Here’s a look at a few more ways setting boundaries can help your physical and emotional health and your recovery:
- You’ll become more self-aware.
- You’ll allow yourself time to rest and recharge.
- You’ll be more respectful of the needs of others.
- You’ll be better able to communicate your needs.
- You’ll be less likely to absorb stress from others around you.
- You’ll learn to say “no” without feeling guilty.
- You’ll have more time for the things you love.
Make Real Changes at BRC We can work with you to set boundaries and make positive changes in your life to ensure lasting sobriety. For more information about how BRC Recovery can help you or someone you love recreate and reclaim your life, contact us today. Ask about our wide range of addiction programs and recovery services. Call: 866-461-1759.