In today’s workplace, one thing is very clear–the interconnectedness of work and life. Maintaining boundaries between work and family allows us to excel at both.
Here are some examples of boundaries. Try them and then begin creating your own:
- I have a healthy balance between work and home because I set clear limits for myself. I take control of my workday by asking myself, “How much is too much?” (This combats burnout.)
- I refrain from overworking because, after a certain point, it is counterproductive. When I am well rested, I complete tasks within a shorter period, thus maximizing my use of time. When my thoughts are clear, I can come up with valuable ideas.
- Limiting my number of hours at work relieves me from undue stress. I attract calmness, peace, and productivity into my life by bringing order to my schedule.
- To maintain my efficiency at home and work I refrain from bringing work home. I schedule my business trips during the week so I can be free to spend time with my family on the weekends.
- My evenings are reserved for my family. I keep evening obligations to a minimum because I am committed to being present for dinner every night. If I must schedule appointments in the evening, I space them with a few days in between.
Boundaries are liberating. By living within these self-established limits, we make stress powerless against us. I am diligent at work because I am well rested. I enjoy my family time without worrying about work. In both scenarios, I am a winner. Today, choose to set unmovable boundaries between work life and home life. By honestly reflecting on the driving force behind our actions, we can reassign our time to the things that matter most.
- Have I set clear boundaries at work?
- How can I organize my schedule better?
- Am I as equally devoted to family as I am to my work?