Connect with us
Apply Now

Executive Voice

The Importance of Healthy Boundaries – By Dennis Schleicher

Dennis Schleicher - Agent - Author and Public Speaker

Sometimes I need to take a break from friends or family to recharge myself or think clearly about a problem. To help make these periods of downtime bearable, here are some coping tips. I hope they can help you find time to care for yourself and your loved ones without triggering a spiral into depression or isolation. 

Have some stability in your life; this is your time to shine! Find hobbies and activities you enjoy. Be deliberate in setting boundaries with others; this is NOT a time for socializing! Be realistic; the job market is tough, and there are few guarantees in this fast-changing world. 

Dennis Schleicher

Be smart with your money and invest in the things that will lead to long-term wealth. There’s no time to be introspective; get working! If you feel like quitting your job is the only option, consider why. 

Consider whether there are things about your current job that could be better (or worse). 

Consider whether certain other items about your life are better left undisturbed. If you feel strongly about changing jobs or career direction, talk to your boss about it. If their response is”  “No,” then consider another route for change.

To be brave is to know when enough is enough and respect every person’s right to define their ideas of happiness, health, balance, and success. You’re sorry they feel sad. You’ll wait for them to get better. But you can only be tragic and make amends for so long. If you don’t stop and tend to yourself, you win.

Life is too short to be sick, stressed out, miserable, unhappy, or lonely all the time. Staying sane and happy requires taking care of ourselves mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially. If you want to live a whole happy life, it is time to take care of yourself. 

It is time to be aware of the symptoms of psychological illness like an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. These symptoms need to be identified and treated as part of healthy relationships with friends, family, colleagues, religious leaders, doctors, etc.

Check out; 14 Inspirational Podcasts That Will Change Your Mindset for the Better.

It is important to focus on the positive in everyday life. If you think your life has lost a sense of balance, you need to learn more about this. Balance does not have too much or too little money in your bank account. 

It can track your spending and have enough money in the bank to cover unexpected expenses. In addition, it means being realistic about what you can afford to do with your time and energy. Be sure to distribute your time equally among the things you can control and those that can’t be.

Sometimes I need to take a break (even from friends) to stay sane. 

Dennis Schleicher – Motivational speaker and best-selling author of; Is He Nuts?: Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ

Follow him on Instagram at @DenSchleicher

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Opinions expressed by Disrupt Contributors are their own. Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.

Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.