19 Mar Establishing These 4 Types of Boundaries Can Help Alleviate Stress, Says a Psychologist
via Well and Good by Saanya Ali
Stress is an inevitable part of life—no spoiler alert there. What you might not realize, though, is that it puts you in a state of emergency called “fight, flight, or freeze,” explains Aimee Daramus, PsyD, a clinical psychologist and professor. And that can impact how you sleep, eat, work or interact with others because your brain and body stop focusing on their regular functions in order to dedicate energy toward staying alive and safe. Fortunately, there are certain healthy boundaries you can set—four types to be exact—that can help you better manage stress when it crops up in order to keep it from creeping into other areas of your life like a viny house plant.
Yep, having healthy parameters in place can help stop you from emotionally dumping the feelings they derive where they don’t belong. For instance, wouldn’t you like to learn how to not bring the anxiety of a tough work day into a Zoom catchup with an old friend—or the gahhh feeling of moving homes into your evening yoga session?
“We don’t help anyone by getting burnt out and needing care ourselves. This is what makes these boundaries so important,” says Dr. Daramus. “We have to decide how much we can give to our friends, family and communities before we stop to recharge our own batteries with time away.”
To help you find this happy medium, Dr. Daramus is here to explain the four types of boundaries to set for yourself, depending on what kind of stress you are dealing with…
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