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Remote work needs boundaries too

Working from home sounds ideal for those who’ve never done that before. But that too comes with a set of specific boundary issues.

Aspects of working from home that may need to be addressed include a whole new set of possible distractions; a greater need for self-discipline; having to create reasons to leave your home and get fresh air; and knowing when to put work down when you’re always at your place of work.

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It’s OK to assert your boundaries

When we communicate honestly and clearly, we’re leaving no uncertainty behind our intention and our meaning.

When starting a conversation in which we’d like to assert a boundary, we can sometimes let apologies creep in. But being apologetic makes us sound primed for a “no” or for some rep...

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When passion leads to burnout

We can feel passionate and motivated about our jobs and still get burned out. Truth is, the more passionate we might feel, the easier it is for us to find an excuse for the long hours because we take pleasure and find purpose in what we’re working on.

Remember to take brea...

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It’s helpful to have a nonnegotiables list, pre-written

The decision we make, work related, involve consequences and compromises.

If we’re asked to work overtime, there’s a trade-off that occurs somewhere else because we can’t be in two places at once. If we’re not conscious of what the trade-off is, we might not have considered the things ...

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Manage and negotiate expectations

  • We start work based on a job description, a contract and set of mutual expectations. In return for doing this and that, we can expect to be compensated in this way and that way.
  • As time progresses, we’ll probably be asked to do other tasks and projects and we might ask for workplac...

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Understanding our worth and value

When we truly value our time, energy, skills, and expertise, we become a more careful about what we can take on and what we can easily drop.

Those that feel they're not enough can throw themselves into work and try compensate that unbalance with their output, usefulness an...

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Having clear work boundaries

Having clear work boundaries

Work boundaries help secure our time, energy, purpose and how fulfilled we feel.

Boundaries encourage us to have a work time and a time to recharge. So there should be a clear mind shift and a sense that we’re done for the day.

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Set Boundaries Between Work and Personal Activities

  • If possible, have separate places for work, rest or discussion when working from home.
  • Make yourself a mini work area in the corner of the room rather than working all over the house on your laptop.
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