Lessons for Leaders 43: How Setting Great Boundaries Lowers Stress

Feb 25, 2021 | Lessons for Leaders

How Setting Great Boundaries Lowers Stress

In this episode, we discuss why boundaries are so essential in organisations and how they help you gain time, energy, and lower stress levels. I love this topic, and I love talking about it. There’s often a misunderstanding about what boundaries are, boundaries are the foundation of healthy relationships and a strong sense of self-worth.

In this episode, we discuss why boundaries are so essential in organisations and how they help you gain time, energy, and lower stress levels. I love this topic, and I love talking about it.

There’s often a misunderstanding about what boundaries are, boundaries are the foundation of healthy relationships and a strong sense of self-worth. Boundaries set out what is ok and what’s not ok; they stop you being mistreated and help you to be both clear and consistent. Implementing boundaries will in fact lower stress levels and help you focus, enabling you to have the time and energy to get things done. How can you do this?

Recognise what your biggest struggles and strongest values are. It can be different for everybody. Adding boundaries to your daily working life is how you can manage this to lessen burnout and your struggles. We place so much value on how we are perceived in the workplace. Covid-19 has caused us all to think about our values and what is most important to us like our health, time and family.

Recognise and perceive your values and set up a routine for yourself. Routines are not just for children, they can also be incredibly helpful for adults too.

Communicate clearly and learn how to say no! I always say to people that ‘no’ is a complete sentence. The more you waffle, the more you leave yourself open to be persuaded. Saying no is a large part of how you start setting up boundaries. Lastly, don’t apologise for pushing back.

In this episode, you will learn how to:

  1. Identify struggles and values
  2. Create a routine
  3. Communicate your working hours
  4. Don’t be afraid to say no and don’t feel the need to make excuses
  5. End your day and do something you enjoy – create a clear breaker between work and life

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Emma Langton

Emma Langton

Executive Leadership Coach

Emma hosts the Lessons for Leaders podcast. Each week she brings you lessons, learnings, tips and advice to enable you to lead with ease in business, without stress, doubt and overwhelm so that I help you to increase your performance, be resilient and thrive in life. Emma has been providing coaching, training and therapeutic support for executives since setting up her business in 2011. Prior to that she spent over 20 years with people at the top of national and multi-national training and communication businesses.

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