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Feeling burned out or anxious at work? If you are struggling with your work-life balance, it’s time to draw the line. Here are reasons why setting boundaries is vital for your business.
Let's talk about setting boundaries to restore your work-life balance. Most of us are now working from home and while it's a joy to work in a space that you feel comfortable and safe, taking your work at home is likely to make you more accessible to your clients. That can be a good thing and a bad thing.
It’s a good thing that you can work anytime at home because nothing feels more rewarding than being productive. But being *too* productive, ah, that’s the issue. When you’re working when you should be eating, bonding with the kids, taking a break, etc., you’re not setting healthy boundaries between your personal and professional life.
Signs that you’re not setting boundaries at work include:
If you’re letting other people walk all over you, can you say with utter certainty that you’re running a successful career? If you feel like being sucked dry by working until the wee hours of the morning, are you completely happy with your job?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being driven but lines must be drawn somewhere. You should learn to stand up for yourself when you’ve had enough. Empower yourself, set boundaries, and be sure that people respect your time. You can’t say that you have a healthy home and business life if these two are overlapping with each other.
If you’re not setting boundaries, your work-life could easily take over your personal life, and it feels like work never ends. Eventually, you’ll feel resentful, burned out, and weary because work is no longer fun, it’s no longer rewarding.
If you’ve been feeling burned out, then it’s time to take a step back and evaluate your life choices. You are giving too much of your time at work, and you know it. People around you know it, but they are powerless to stop you because you are not recognizing the need to stop working when you should. The change should come from within. If you want to bring joy back into your work, you must allow yourself to spend more me-time.
Yes, setting professional boundaries is a form of self-love. When you don’t allow people to step all over you, sacrifice bonding time with loved ones, and/or feel bad for taking breaks that you deserve, you are loving yourself more. To build a successful business and feel genuine happiness, you should be the best version of yourself. You won’t feel like you’re the best version of yourself if work is getting you down all the time. Take control of your work and family life by setting healthy boundaries that support your self-worth. Love yourself more by learning when to say no.
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