These are my priorities

To prevent burning out, you need to set clear and firm boundaries for yourself

“When you feel yourself becoming angry, resentful or exhausted, pay attention to where you haven’t set a healthy boundary.”
— Crytsal Andrus

When Samantha met me for our first session, she said:

“I hate letting people down. I tend to take on far more than I can handle. But I want to be someone who excels in the tasks at work and home. This is creating problems for my work-life balance as I simply don’t know when and how to stop. I find myself annoyed and exhausted as a result.”

We can burn out pretty quickly if we don’t set clear and firm boundaries for ourselves. I find this is particularly true for mothers, business owners or anyone who is working with ‘babies’—literal of figurative responsibilities or projects that need nurturing and attention.

Here’s what you should be doing to create boundaries that respect your being.

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This was first published in the May 2015 issue of Complete Wellbeing

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