This video is the first of many to come as part of the Whole Program, a mental wellness video program for St. Olaf students. Each week throughout the academic year, we will release one video on a specific topic related to mental wellness and our website will have additional resources. The whole idea is that students will review the video and resources and reflect on ONE strategy they’d like to focus on in their life each week.
This week, the focus is on BOUNDARIES. Many students come to college excited to make friends and find their place in the college community. This being said, relationships, be them friendships, romantic relationships, or even relationships with professors and other faculty, are difficult to navigate at times. In fact, one of the primary stressors for college students is making new friends and transforming existing friendships. Boundaries are a valuable but challenging aspect of relationships. Establishing healthy boundaries in relationships helps to create guidelines that are comfortable for you and will uphold your self-esteem and self-respect.
How will you try to build boundaries in the coming week?