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How To Put Up Boundaries

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What we covered

Welcome, everyone, to the Forest session "How to Establish Boundaries," where we will delve into the challenges and significance of setting boundaries in the workplace and provide practical skills and tips for doing so effectively. Our dedicated mental health professional, Lyr Weltsman, a child, adolescent, and family counselor with expertise in CBT, anxiety, family and parental counseling, and mood disorders, will lead the session and address any questions you may have. Remember, establishing healthy boundaries is a crucial aspect of maintaining mental wellness in the workplace. If you need further support, please feel free to explore our digital group support sessions and educational resources within the October app.

Why Boundaries Matter in the Workplace

Establishing and maintaining boundaries in the workplace is essential for maintaining mental wellness. Without clear boundaries, it's easy to become overwhelmed, overworked, and experience burnout. Boundaries help protect your time, energy, and emotional well-being. They also foster healthier and more productive working relationships.

Practical Tips for Setting Boundaries at Work

1. Identify Your Limits

Take some time to reflect on your personal and professional boundaries. What are your non-negotiables? What activities or situations drain your energy? Understanding your limits is the first step toward effectively setting boundaries.

2. Communicate Clearly

Once you've identified your boundaries, communicate them clearly to your colleagues and supervisors. Be assertive and respectful when expressing your needs and limitations. Effective communication is key to establishing and maintaining boundaries in the workplace.

3. Learn to Say No

Saying "no" can be challenging, but it's an important skill for setting boundaries. Practice assertive communication when declining additional tasks or responsibilities that exceed your capacity. Remember, saying no is not selfish – it's a form of self-care.

4. Prioritize Self-Care

Prioritizing self-care is a fundamental aspect of setting and maintaining boundaries at work. Take regular breaks, practice mindfulness, and engage in activities that rejuvenate you outside of work hours. By taking care of your well-being, you're better equipped to enforce healthy boundaries.

5. Seek Support

If you're struggling to set boundaries at work, don't hesitate to seek support from your supervisor, HR department, or a mental health professional. Having a support system can provide guidance and encouragement as you navigate boundary-setting in the workplace.

Explore October's Digital Group Support Sessions and Resources

If you find yourself in need of additional support in establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in the workplace, consider exploring October's digital group support sessions and educational resources within the October app. Our sessions are designed to provide practical guidance and support for maintaining mental wellness in the workplace.

Remember, setting boundaries is an ongoing process, and it's okay to seek help and adjust your boundaries as needed. Your mental well-being is a priority, and establishing healthy boundaries is a valuable tool for fostering a positive and fulfilling work environment.

We hope you find these tips and resources helpful as you navigate the journey of setting boundaries in the workplace.

Remember, you're not alone, and your well-being matters.

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