How to Set Better Boundaries at Work

How to Set Better Boundaries at Work

( – You already have a huge workload, and you’re staring at it wondering how you’re going to make the deadline. Then your boss suddenly asks you to take on an extra project at work. You have plans, and you just don’t want to do it. So how do you set boundaries with your boss and co-workers? This video offers a great parody on a real-life scenario.

Come on, I know you’ve thought these things too. So why not put a plan in motion? Here’s how to do it:

  • I am medium busy. Your coworker is asking for your help. “Actually I am busy — like, medium busy.” you reply. Even though you may have been caught playing an online card game, and your work is caught up, you enjoy taking small breaks to regain your focus. There’s nothing wrong with this, and it’s your choice to do it.
  • I would love to help, but frankly I just don’t want to. It’s ok to not want to do something, especially if your work is done and you have a little downtime. Set boundaries. Be honest and say you’re currently enjoying your work break.
  • Importance of just saying no. If you don’t want to do something and you’re not in jeopardy of losing your job, it can boost your physical and mental health. Communicate clearly. You need breaks to help recharge and refuel your mind and body.

Don’t be ashamed to take time for yourself. No one else knows how hard it is for you to focus, create and be productive. There’s no shame in setting healthy boundaries and sticking to them.

~Here’s to Your Success!

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