Define Your Non-Negotiables
Giving our best at something does not mean we are ought to give out everything. If that’s the case, then people will be left with nothing. Same thing goes with boundaries. These boundaries filter your decisions based on your values. To set them up, first define the things you’re not willing to compromise - or your non-negotiables. Some examples could be: Time for your children, income brackets, and work-life balance.
Once your boundaries are identified, cement them by saying “no”. This two-letter word is a powerful tool in making people aware of your non-negotiables and priorities. Be consistent with your no’s to the point people will just be aware of the line you’ve drawn.
Put Them in Practice
Honor your boundaries by putting them into consistent practice. Practice weighing your decisions with your boundaries as the scale. Know their pros and cons, and how these will affect your non-negotiables. Will this promotion help you achieve your financial goals? Will this reassignment lessen your time with your kids?
This decision-making process could be challenging, but once you’ve identified and practiced your boundaries, it will lead you to a life you envision for yourself.