Have you had that moment when you're determined to finally put a boundary in place with your time?
You decide you are going to end work by 5 pm. Or put some buffer time in between meetings. Or add a time block to focus on getting your own work done during the work day.
And THEN the worries creep in!
What will people think? Am I letting my team down by not being there for them when they need me? What if people think I’m being selfish?
We let our fear about what others think become a reason to not follow through, but the truth is that people will judge you no matter what you do.
They might think you’re being selfish or not a team player. They might get upset by you protecting your time. They might also judge you for not speaking up about what you need.
What other people think and do is outside of your control.
What is within your control is your ability to communicate your needs in a way that keeps the relationship strong or at least delivered in a way you can feel good about.
When you have a plan on how to approach things, it gets easier to let go of the worry.
Here is a short video on how to communicate your boundaries more effectively.
Want to watch the entire free training? You can watch it here.
Finally, give yourself permission to better protect your time and energy even when worries pop up. It's okay to be a little more selfish!
Wherever you are on your journey, I'm here to support you in the way that works best for you!
[Free Training] Discover how great leaders who have it all - great life balance AND high performance - operate behind the scenes. Click here to access this free training.
[Work Together] If you are curious about working together to implement strong boundaries with your time and create more balance in your life so that you can work less, live more and perform even better, book a complimentary call and we can see if The Balanced Leader™️ coaching program is right for YOU.
I also offer speaking presentations, workshops and coaching programs tailored to support you and your team in creating more balance, less stress and high performance (they all go hand in hand). Book a complimentary call or contact me here to discuss bringing this in for your organization.
[Social Media] Follow me on your favorite social media platform whether it's LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or even TikTok for more ideas, inspiration, and real-life lessons when it comes to working less, living more, and performing even better. I hang out mostly on LinkedIn!
Stacey L. Olson is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach and has 15 years of corporate experience. She works with leaders and professionals who want to create more balance, stress less, AND still perform at a high level. Stacey is the founder of the 'The Balanced Leader' coaching program and offers executive and leadership coaching, workshops, and speaking.
For motivational value delivered to your inbox on topics related to balance in work and the rest of life, leadership, resilience and more, stay connected by signing up here!