We all need to have some type of living in order to support our lifestyles, but what happens when that work starts to impact your lifestyle negatively? When working to live becomes living to work then there is little to no time for your personal life and connections. It’s wonderful to feel your work and career are a part of who you are, but that is not ALL that you are. Knowing how to put healthy boundaries in place is needed to be a valuable employee and leader.

Because you spend so much time at work, it can impact you significantly if things become unbalanced. If this is the case, then you might be experiencing some of these symptoms or displaying some of these behaviors:

  • Feeling anxiousness, nervousness, anger, disrespect, dread or sadness
  • Crying frequently or easily
  • Getting irritated with peopleNot sleeping well
  • Skipping your meals and break times at work
  • Participating in drama with work colleagues
  • Having low confidence in your work
  • Thinking that your work has to be “perfect” OR not caring at all about your work
  • Often staying late, even if nobody else is
  • Saying “yes” to everything, even if it is not your job or is harmful to you
  • Being afraid to say “no” or disagree
  • Taking constructive criticism personally and feeling shameful because of it
  • Getting easily distracted
  • Making basic mistakes
  • Missing out on personal life events that you would normally love to attend
  • Feeling completely exhausted after work

We can help you take a step back, evaluate what you want from your work-life balance, and learn how to make the necessary changes to achieve those goals. We will review your values, lifestyle and experience to create a plan that works for you!

In the end, you need to be able to teach yourself, and then others, what your boundaries are. We look forward to being able to help you with that, so get started today with your first steps towards a healthier work-life balance and schedule a free 15 minute consultation with one of our clinicians by clicking here.

We use cookies to allow us to better understand how the site is used. By continuing to use this site, you consent to this policy. Click to learn more