One of the most challenging areas in relationships can be setting boundaries and then sticking to them. Some boundaries are internal, and the person we are negotiating with is the competing parts of our own internal drives and consciousness. Some boundaries are external, like the ones you set with housemates about domestic chores, or what’s ok in an intimate relationship. 💑👩❤️👩👨- ❤️👨
Living in the current time with such extreme social restrictions, boundaries are very important. I had a friend Jane tell me that someone rang her and spoke for three hours. Because Jane was in isolation at the time, she couldn’t think of an excuse for why she had to get off the phone, and felt she had to listen to her friend, whom admittedly she had not seen for a while, for literally hours. 👭
We don’t need an excuse to care for and guard our mind and our time. Just because we are stuck at home doesn’t mean we have all the time in the world each day to let others take what they want. It is ok to say I have work to do. Or, my meditation class is about to start. Whatever.
It’s your time and that is our most precious resource..Lets think of mental quarantine as well as physical. 🤯
Do you really want to soak in news and stories of yet another Covid disaster 24/7? Watch a documentary instead.📺
Relationships also need some quarantining. With people together more than usual, respect each other’s space. Don’t barge into your husband’s space, don’t assume he has time to talk right now, even if he is just reading a book. He needs down time like you do. And if you are being constantly interrupted, make a sign to hang on your door knob saying do not disturb. Or make it fun… “out of my mind, back in 30 minutes” Enter at your own risk!!.Quarantine your mind and thoughts as well as time and relationships for a happier saner experience of Covid life.☺