Exploring Personal Boundaries Worksheet

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Boundaries are the limits you place around time, emotions, body, and mental health to stay resilient and content with who you are. They can be set with family, friends, romantic relationships, co-workers, and strangers. Boundaries can also be set around emotional energy, time, personal space, sexuality, morals and ethics, finances, and social media.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

This worksheet is based on the theory of personal space boundaries proposed by Scott in 1993. According to this framework, we all possess boundaries that we can adjust in terms of permeability, determining what we allow into and out of our physical, mental, and spiritual surroundings.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you explore your boundaries by answering some general questions about boundaries. It will help you identify the main problems that you may have with setting your boundaries with others and keeping them consistent.

Setting healthy boundaries will also teach you to take responsibility for the emotions and needs of yourself and others.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used to set healthy boundaries for yourself and others by communicating your needs and desires.

You should also use this worksheet when you feel emotionally drained, used, or violated by weak, unhealthy boundaries.

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