Today’s post is about how to set boundaries at work and at home. This is something I often struggle with, and it’s tough to find a balance between being a working professional and a country living gal. You want to succeed at both, and you can.
How to Set Boundaries
Setting boundaries means figuring out what schedule allows you to be successful at both work and at home. Sure, you don’t want to do anything that undermines your boss and co-workers’ confidence in you. But you also have to do what’s right for you.
Before, I was willing and able to stay at work late and come in on weekends when things were busy at the office. But, this isn’t something I can do regularly anymore. With blogging underway, my photography company, and my day job, I have to juggle things around all the time to make it work. Luckily, I have a great team behind me to keep everything flowing.
It’s also my responsibility to let my husband know that I’ll still be home in time for dinner. It just reminds him that I’m not completely ignoring him, and can still make an effort to spend some time together when I get home. We just like to kick our feet up, and relax with a glass of wine and a movie (after dinner of course).
But even after setting the boundaries, it’s important to be flexible. Periodically, it may be necessary to stay later at work, and show your boss and coworkers that you are committed and willing to put in extra effort.
After those extra efforts at work, try applying them to house chores, organizing, or in my case, spending time outside with my chickens, and work on my beautiful garden. It’s definitely a stress reliever, and allows me some peace and quiet with nature. Fall time is so beautiful, and I love those moments where I see leaves fly off the trees.
I realize we always have to balance life, and by setting boundaries, you’re opening yourself up to positive change. Be successful wherever you are!