7 Tips for Setting Boundaries At Work | World of Psychology

Many of us spend the majority of our days at work. That work also can bleed into our life at home. So creating boundaries around our workplace is critical. It also shows your boss, clients and colleagues that you have a backbone, said Melody Wilding, LMSW, a therapist who works with young professionals and business owners. When you respect your personal boundaries, others typically will, too. Remember that “you teach people how to treat you.” But creating boundaries at work can get tricky because there’s the real worry of being demoted or fired. Yet with clear communication, practice and preparation it can be done. It’s often easier to set boundaries when you first start a job, said Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW, founder and executive director of Wasatch Family Therapy, a private practice in Utah. For instance, when defining your boundaries, she suggested considering these factors: the number of hours you’ll work; under what circumstances and conditions you’ll work overtime; which

Source: 7 Tips for Setting Boundaries At Work | World of Psychology

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