Your space to explore what it is you want and need, and to practice setting healthy boundaries in all aspects of life.
Do you have trouble saying "no," or find yourself constantly sacrificing your own well-being to satisfy the needs of others? If you find yourself feeling responsible for others’ health and happiness, worrying about letting people down, or have a hard time speaking up for yourself, you may have difficulty setting healthy personal boundaries. Healthy boundaries are essential to our well-being, and can protect us from toxic relationships, abuse, and burnout. Yet many people struggle to honor their own needs. So, how can you practice setting boundaries in a safe space, without fear of repercussion?
From the author of The Better Boundaries Workbook comes this first-of-its-kind guided journal, where you can freely explore your needs, wishes, and expectations of others. By following a series of simple writing prompts, you’ll bolster your communication skills and learn to establish and maintain better boundaries in all aspects of life. With this journal, you can write down your deepest thoughts and feelings—without being judged or criticized. And as you work, step by step, through a series of reflections and writing exercises, you’ll be able to practice asserting yourself and building the boundaries that will not only protect you, but empower you to thrive.
If putting others’ needs first is negatively impacting your life and well-being, and you are ready to focus on your own happiness and peace of mind, pick up this journal and write your way to healthy boundaries, improved confidence, and your full potential.
Written by renowned mental health and wellness experts, New Harbinger’s Journals for Change combine evidence-based psychology with proven-effective guided journaling techniques to help you make lasting personal change—one page at a time.
About the Author:
Sharon Martin, DSW, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist in San Jose, CA, specializing in helping individuals struggling with perfectionism, codependency, and people-pleasing using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and self-compassion. Martin is author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism, writes the Conquering Codependency blog for Psychology Today, and is a regular media contributor on emotional health and relationships.