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Keeping A Healthy Space

Sometimes self-care means setting boundaries and saying “no.”

A little space can help you find your healthy place. By setting boundaries with people and always putting your well-being first, you can become more confident, build healthier relationships and be more in-control of your well-being than ever before.

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Set boundaries for self-care

Speak clearly

If you need to set a boundary with someone, do it clearly, calmly, firmly, respectfully and in as few words as possible. Do not justify or apologize for setting boundaries.

Say no

Learn how to say “no” to others and “yes” to you. Tell them, “thank you, but I’m not able to take that on right now,” “thanks for thinking of me, but I have to say “no,” or just a simple “no.”

Setting Boundaries Starts Here​

Read this article to learn about keeping healthy boundaries at work and home