Mental Wellness Wednesday | Are setting boundaries bad for your mental health?

True or False: Boundaries can cause stress

True: If boundaries are causing you stress – you may show signs of being a “people pleaser” and have trouble saying no “You get what you allow”.

Boundaries represent how available you are:

*Externally (to others)

*Internally (to your own thoughts/emotions)

Here are some take-aways to help: ILA

1) Identify: Do a shoulder check to see what you need,

2) Label: What is the emotion? are you feeling stressed? Sad? Angry?

3) Act: With others, Ask for your needs. With yourself, use STOP.

Research shows that using the word STOP and putting up your hand signals to your brain to step back