We’re all familiar with the notion of settings goals in the New Year. But according to this study, only 9% of people feel like they reach them. The problem isn’t you or the resolution, we’re all in this together. So this year, let’s worry less about setting specific goals and more about creating healthy boundaries in 2023.
A boundary is simply a line that marks the limit of an area. I like to think of it as taking control of my own life. Creating healthy boundaries helps you realize the power you have over your circumstances. Life will ebb and flow, but once you make a decision and stick to it, those fluctuations don’t seem to hold as much weight over your emotions. Whether at a job, in a relationship, with food or for a budget. You can set boundaries in any area of your life.
Boundaries can feel like saying no to a lot of things, but I have to keep reminding myself that all those no’s mean yesses to things like
Without a clear vision, one could argue that you can’t make real progress. Culture at large is so easily distracted. I try to stay ahead of distractions and true to my boundaries by creating a vision board. Even if you don’t have a full vision board, you can still grab a pen and paper and write down some healthy boundaries you want to set.
According to this article from redbooth, Writing by hand boosts your ability to retain information, comprehend new ideas, and be more productive. So taking the time to write it out is definitely worth it. And why not make it pretty while you’re at it? I love using neutral highlighters!
You can read about how to create a vision board for your life here. And download my free vision board template to create your own!
While many of these boundaries are self-explanatory, I wanted to touch more on screen time. We are inundated with screens around every corner, even gas stations! So here are a few specific things I’m doing to help set healthy boundaries for screens in 2023.
So, what areas in your life are you looking forward to setting boundaries in? I can’t wait to hear more about them and encourage you on your journey.
Until next time,
Grace Paul is a homemaker, mother, photographer, and writer. She’s a dreamer who believes everyone has the power to live a beautiful and peace-filled life. Jesus is her guiding rock and she looks forward to sharing his message of grace and love with you through everything she does, from DIY home projects to simple living tips and motherhood photography. Connect with her on Instagram at @mamagracepaul.