Personal boundaries are important for maintaining our overall wellbeing. We need them in our lives to make sure we don't get overwhelmed and to help us navigate our day-to-day in a healthy, positive way. So how do we utilize them and make sure they are respected?
From time to time, life creates challenges, roadblocks and difficulties -- but it also reveals opportunities, fresh starts and new perspectives. Change of any kind can be difficult to navigate and may leave us feeling uncertain or in need of some motivation or reassurance that uplifts us.
It can be easy to believe that something we're working through or struggling with won't get any better or that the weight we're carrying will only become heavier. For a time, it will feel like things may never blossom, improve, or be fulfilled -- but we haven't overcome everything that's crossed our path so far for this to be where opportunity, growth and love stops. There are more good things to come.
Many of us spend enough time on social media to know that it can sometimes have an adverse impact on our mental health, even going as far as affecting mood, self-esteem, anxiety and depression. So what can we do if we start to feel that our social media use is becoming a focal point of negativity?
Sometimes we need a little boost to lift our mood so that we can keep growing, move forward or nourish our souls. Writing or journaling can be part of an effective self-care routine because it can give us time for reflection and goal setting.
Nature isn’t passive, it’s neither rushed nor aimless. It has vibrancy, resiliency and purpose. It is home to many who rely on its seasons and cycles. It is home to us, and it has so much to share if we just stop and take the time to understand what it can teach us.
Words of wisdom and shared knowledge can often refocus our attention on taking care of our emotional well-being. No matter what we’re working through or looking to heal from, sometimes we might need a little help or motivation.
Emotional healing can be rest, it can be careful reflection. It can be self-care, confrontation, silence, therapy, exercise and many other things. It’s as individual as we are. There’s no right way to do it, no set timeframe, it’s not even linear. How we piece ourselves back together looks and feels different for everyone — but it is a quiet teacher that will show us all the way forward.