healthy boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries in Life Transitions

Keeping healthy boundaries during transitions can be hard.

It’s during these times that I’ve often struggled most.

Our routines fade, new stressors appear, and thing begin to feel out of control.

And often, in this spiral of newness, boundaries in our lives begin to lean or crumble.

Setting Health Boundaries During Transitions

Our lives contain all kinds of boundaries Between work and life, relationships, those set to resist temptation and so much more.

These boundaries allow us to maintain healthy spiritual, emotional and physical parts of our lives.

Establishing what you need in order to find emotional and spiritual well-being is essential during life transitions.

So how do you set these boundaries?


Discovering healthy boundaries for yourself will require a lot of guidance from the Lord.

God knows your heart inside and out. He knows what is ahead and what you need.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve worked to establish a new boundary in my life only to face a circumstance where I would desperately need it.

As you pray, keep an open heart to God’s direction. He will reveal to you areas of your life that need boundaries.

Consider Your Needs

As you walk into difficult transitions, you will face struggles and exhaustion. It’s essential to consider what you need in order to stay healthy.

Let’s take a look at each area of consideration:


This may mean setting a specific bed time that you need, keeping your distance from certain foods or situations that may affect you negatively.


This can look like setting aside time for prayer or reading the Bible. It can also mean taking time to be still with the Lord each day.


You may need to step time to talk to a mentor or friend. Or it might look like establishing boundaries in a specific relationship to protect your heart.

Keeping God at the Center

Our greatest purpose is to fully live for the Lord and to love others as God has called us to. As you consider your needs, it is essential to remember your purpose.

What is it that  you need in order to keep the Lord and His purpose at the center of your life?

I often try to journal about this. It helps me to sort through what boundaries I need to establish, especially in times of struggle or transition, in order to be ready to serve and love others.

As you walk through a transition, be sure to prayerfully approach setting healthy boundaries in your life.

What has helped you to establish healthy boundaries?



  1. Love these ideas for healthy boundaries. I have learned that boundaries are necessary for our peace and what you’ve outline is not only healthy but doable. Pinning to share with our Living Our Priorities community. Stopping by from Salt and Light Link Up.

  2. Healthy boundaries are good for every season of our lives, but yes, definitely important through the transitional moments. Thanks for your encouragement for us to keep God at the center of it all!

  3. I needed to read this. We have some transitions coming up that will rock our world, and we will need boundaries. And boundaries aren’t something I’m good at. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I definitely have to set boundaries during stressful seasons. I used to feel guilty about doing this, but it helps me to survive with my sanity in check!

  5. It’s so true we need to set boundaries in life in order to have a peaceful and joyful existence with others. I find it hard to do when I feel compelled to help others despite how much it impacts me. This would be good if it was to bring others encouragement and spiritual advice, but it’s usually to keep peace or to have someone have a better opinion of who I am. That’s what I call being “codependent.” I’m in the Word daily and praying the Lord would be the center of my life.May the Lord give me direction and wisdom in all I do and commit myself to.

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