Updated: Jul 19, 2022
I will be talking about common work place problems and providing helpful tips for overcoming them.
My name is Lauren Mercaldi and I am a Certified Life Coach helping others find more satisfaction and fulfillment in their careers. I worked in corporate for many years, taking on various roles and managing multiple teams and facing many of the challenges that I will be writing about. Now as a coach, I am passionate about sharing information that will help transform your life and career.
For my first post, I will be talking about boundaries. After working in the corporate world leading teams, the one thing that kept coming up over and over again was boundaries. And now as a life coach, it is a theme that comes up with almost every client.
Work is what we do, not who we are
Setting boundaries at work leads to a healthier work-life balance and is essential to a successful career and a fulfilling personal life.
Here are five steps to create work boundaries and help safeguard your time and energy.
Identify your priorities. Have a clear understanding of your priorities and goals. Prioritize the tasks that will help you achieve your goals.
Avoid doing other people's work. Examine what you are working on and determine if you are actually doing your job or occupying your time with others' work.
Learn to say no. Learning to say no is a powerful skill that will help you protect your time, become more productive and keep your goals a priority. Before taking on additional work, consider whether it is part of your role and if it will impact your ability to complete the tasks aligned to your priorities.
Set work hours. Once you set your work hours, it is important to stick to them. Do not respond to emails or answer calls outside of work hours. This will not only allow you time to recharge but will also teach others to respect your boundaries
Communicate clearly. Setting expectations is key to keeping boundaries.
Let your colleagues know that you sign off at a certain time every day.
Specify that you won’t answer emails or calls after hours unless there’s an emergency.
Define what constitutes an appropriate emergency.
Put a note in your email signature specifying work hours and when a response can be expected.
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