Knowing Your Limits

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Knowing Your Limits

Originally posted: December 18, 2017
Read the previous post here: Breaking Down My First Month of Blogging

You know what is really interesting about life? We are always learning and adapting the way we understand the events that happen around us.

So far, I’ve discussed becoming a healthier person and the positive ways to do that. But I don’t really think that we have dove into mental and emotional health as much.

Do You Know Your Limits?

To me, limits, are what we will allow ourselves to handle. Anything above a set limit is too much. After reaching your limit, it is good to take a break from the situation or the event.

Admitting that you have a set limit is not a weakness. It just means that you are aware of what your body needs. Click To Tweet

Personally, I have physical, emotional, and mental limits. And admitting that you have a set limit is not a weakness. It just means that you are aware of what your body needs. I’m going to go through and break these down a bit. I hope that this makes everyone think and come up with their own limits.

Know Your Physical Limit

With my mobility issues, I’ve become pretty aware of what my body can handle. There are still some days that I push myself and I don’t mean to, but I think I have found a pretty good balance. If I have a doctor’s appointment or physical therapy scheduled one day, I’ll make sure that the next day is open to rest. That way, I can relax and release the tension that’s built up over the previous day.

I also like to try and plan out my week ahead of time. This helps me know what I need to get done. If I can plan out a shopping list I know what stores I will need to go to. Instead of shopping when I run out of something.

Know Your Emotional Limit

Knowing your emotional limit is kind of a tricky one. It is based on your personal background and on what you can handle. When I’m close to my limit, I try to remove myself from the situation.

Improve by:

  • Say ”no” when you need to
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Start a journal
  • Detox from negativity

Know Your Mental Limit

Stress can be the biggest trigger to your mental limit. The best thing to do is find ways to combat the stress in your life. Change up your routine or limit your exposure to stressful situations.

If you are going through something, remember you are not alone. Don't be afraid to lean on others for help. Click To Tweet

Even with all of these, you know your body, listen to it. It will tell you when something is wrong.  Everyone is going through something whether you know it or not. It’s so important that we are kind and understanding of others. If you are going through something, remember you are not alone. Don’t be afraid to lean on others for help.

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  • Reply Kayla Arnold

    This post is so great! It is so important for all of us to know our limits!

    December 18, 2017 at 6:06 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much, Kayla ❤️

      December 18, 2017 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply PAE

    Thank you, Carly ❤️. I have a few more appointments this week so hopefully, I will learn more info.

    December 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm
    • Reply CarlyTamara

      Good luck. I hope it’s nothing too serious x

      December 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm
      • Reply PAE

        Thanks hun

        December 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply PAE

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I have a few more doctor appointments this week so I think I will learn more. Let me know if the tips help you.

    December 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply caitlincx

    Fabulous post!!! I hope you’re okay lovely ☺️☺️☺️

    December 19, 2017 at 5:29 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much, Caitlin 🧡

      December 19, 2017 at 6:10 am
  • Reply PAE

    It’s okay ❤️ my doctors are working to figure out what’s going on

    December 19, 2017 at 10:16 am
    • Reply bostonbookreader

      Well I hope it sorts itself quickly ❤

      December 19, 2017 at 11:39 am
  • Reply jessxclare

    This is such a good post and so true! Everyone should know their limits and not think of them as a weakness, I hope that all your results are okay and you get some good news! X

    December 19, 2017 at 11:42 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much, Jess ❤️

      December 19, 2017 at 11:48 am
  • Reply nudepinkorblack

    This is so important, thank you for sharing x

    December 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I’m so glad you liked it. Thank you 🧡

      December 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply hebahpervaiz

    Such an important message. Thank you for sharing. Hope your health gets better. X

    December 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I really appreciate it Hebah. Thank you 🧡

      December 19, 2017 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply simplyshaiz

    Thank you for sharing. N o matter how may posts you end up putting up in the upconing weeks I will do my best to support you.

    December 19, 2017 at 4:50 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much, Keziah, I appreciate it so much.

      December 21, 2017 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Sian

    It’s good to know your limits. Take it easy your health comes first 🙂

    December 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you 😊

      December 21, 2017 at 9:26 am
  • Reply sophieheartsnet

    You always post about such emotive and important topics, I hope you get on top of things and putting yourself first is definitely the best thing to be doing!- x

    December 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I appreciate it, thank you

      December 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Ella Sofia

    I really like this post. This is such a hard balance to find and I find it isn’t talked about. Self care is so incredibly important, but we can only grow if we balance care with productivity properly. Key to avoiding burnout! Xox keep up the great content!

    January 11, 2019 at 3:16 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much, Ella. I appreciate your comment.

      January 11, 2019 at 5:42 am
  • Reply directlylaura

    Great Post. I could definitely do with setting some emotional and mental limits to help me in life, I think it would help alot to know where and when your “time-bomb” is going to go off. I experience quite a lot of stress and it can really effect me for a long while, knowing where my limits are would be a godsend! 🌹

    January 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I truly hope this post helps you to relieve some of the stresses you have in your life. I’ve found that taking a step back from the situation gives me a better view. I can learn more about myself and how I react to certain stressors.

      January 11, 2019 at 9:47 pm
      • Reply directlylaura

        I like the sound of reflecting before reacting, I think that will certainly help.

        January 11, 2019 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Teri

    Such an important topic! I have to set my boundaries daily to protect my mind and physical health! Thank you!

    Teri –

    January 13, 2019 at 7:10 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much for reading. I’m so happy to know that people are doing what they need for their health and well-being.

      January 13, 2019 at 9:18 am
  • Reply mydangblog

    This is great–excellent advice and really to the point!

    January 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you! I really appreciate that.

      January 13, 2019 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Ocd Perspective

    Loved the suggestions! Things can get tough and taking a break helps. Love the blog!

    April 25, 2019 at 2:12 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much. I truly appreciate it

      April 25, 2019 at 2:20 am

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