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Have you set boundaries in the workplace or life in general? How have you approached communicating what these boundaries are so that others know? Do you consistently hold them, or do you find that you let your boundaries slip?

Here are some emotional indicators that you’re not holding the boundaries you have set!

Feel annoyed at someone because they really should have known how you feel about a particular thing?

Finding yourself resistant to saying no to things to avoid disapproval and to gain validation

Feel that people are taking advantage of your genorisity?

Have a level of resentment that you are being taken advantage of?

Stressed, burnt out and undervalued/appreciated?

If so, then it suggests that there may be an opportunity for you to develop your confidence and ability to hold your own boundaries.


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‘Burnout isn’t due to a lack of motivation. It is caused by a shortage of capacity’ says Adam Grant……and I agree with him entirely. In work and life we can and do place enormous pressure on ourselves – and sometimes it feels like there are more interesting people and projects than hours in the day. So, a key question isn’t if you have interest, it’s whether you have bandwidth. Adam Grant summarises by saying ‘Enthusiasm is boundless. Time is finite’. If you are affected by stress and burnout, reach out to me for coaching support.

Today is #StressAwarenessDay

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If you are reading this, and you are feeling a bit stressed or anxious – why not give this a go! Release your shoulders, unclench your jaw, and take a nice, slow deep breath in………and then a nice, slow relaxed exhale out. When we are stressed our muscles automatically contract and if you are anything like me, this happens in my neck and shoulders . When our shoulders and neck are tense it triggers the ‘stress response’ or ‘fight or flight mode’. Next time this happens to you, try slowly relaxing your muscles by taking a deep slow breath and as you slowly exhale, consciously let your shoulders come down away from your ears and invite some calm, stillness and balance into your mind.