Six Ways to Set Boundaries at Work
Do this even when it’s uncomfortable
Setting boundaries at work might seem like a pipe dream. Not be available 24/7? Not smile and accept every new assignment? Not push back when a colleague tries to steal your time?
It could be your best career (and mental health) move: Establishing expectations for what you will and will not tolerate is key to increasing productivity and wellbeing, experts agree.
"Boundaries are limits or personal rules that protect your time and energy and allow you to perform at your best," said Melody Wilding, a licensed social worker and author of Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work. "Everyone likes certainty and clarity; that's what boundaries provide."
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