5 Steps to Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

5 Steps to Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Taking care of yourself first is essential – you can’t pour from an empty cup. When your life is in balance, it is easier to breathe, and it's easier to perform. But drawing a clear line in the sand and saying “no” isn’t always easy. The most common reasons we struggle to set personal and professional boundaries often have to do with what or how we think of ourselves. We want to be good people, good employees, good friends, etc. Sometimes we avoid setting boundaries with our boss, clients or coworkers because we might be afraid of what it will do to our career. We can easily fall into over-commitment if we allow approval seeking behavior to get in the way of our own well-being.  The first step is to learn how and when to say “no.”

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