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5 ways to set boundaries to prevent burnout: Therapist shares tips on how to prioritise mental peace

Published on May 13, 2024 03:39 PM IST
  • From not over-explaining ourselves to communicating our needs, here are a few ways to set boundaries to avoid burnout.
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Burnout refers to the sense of low productivity and no interest in things that we need to do. This happens with prolonged exposure to the same things on a regular basis with no boundaries or breaks. "Are you agreeing to unrealistic deadlines? Are you allowing chatty colleagues to affect your productivity? Do you let your holiday days go unused? Are you taking on others’ work? If so, it might be time to set some boundaries at work to prevent burnout," wrote Therapist Abby Rawlinson. Here are a few tips.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 13, 2024 03:39 PM IST

Burnout refers to the sense of low productivity and no interest in things that we need to do. This happens with prolonged exposure to the same things on a regular basis with no boundaries or breaks. "Are you agreeing to unrealistic deadlines? Are you allowing chatty colleagues to affect your productivity? Do you let your holiday days go unused? Are you taking on others’ work? If so, it might be time to set some boundaries at work to prevent burnout," wrote Therapist Abby Rawlinson. Here are a few tips.(Unsplash)

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When it comes to taking a break or a vacation, we should ensure to not let work come in between and ruin our mental health. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 13, 2024 03:39 PM IST

When it comes to taking a break or a vacation, we should ensure to not let work come in between and ruin our mental health. (Unsplash)

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When we need to set boundaries, we should not over-explain ourselves. We should remember that we need to prioritise our happiness before anything else. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 13, 2024 03:39 PM IST

When we need to set boundaries, we should not over-explain ourselves. We should remember that we need to prioritise our happiness before anything else. (Unsplash)

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Sometimes, our focus might get diverted because of external interruptions. We should set boundaries and try to protect our focus. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 13, 2024 03:39 PM IST

Sometimes, our focus might get diverted because of external interruptions. We should set boundaries and try to protect our focus. (Unsplash)

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Instead of suppressing our emotions and feelings, we should communicate our needs in clear words so that others are also aware of what we want and need. (Pexels ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 13, 2024 03:39 PM IST

Instead of suppressing our emotions and feelings, we should communicate our needs in clear words so that others are also aware of what we want and need. (Pexels )

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Even if we take on work, we should set boundaries on when we can do it. We should never overburden ourselves with too many things to do. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 13, 2024 03:39 PM IST

Even if we take on work, we should set boundaries on when we can do it. We should never overburden ourselves with too many things to do.

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