- Brianna Paruolo
5 Boundary-Setting Phrases to Try In the Workplace
The workplace can serve as a setting where boundaries are highly blurred. This can often lead to burnout and tension. Here are five boundary-setting phrases to try in the workplace + how to set a boundary. Remember, a boundary is in place to make a relationship stronger!
How To Set a Boundary
Define: Identify the desired boundary
Communicate: Say what you need
Stay Simple: Don't overexplain
Set Consequences: Express why the boundary is important
Boundary Setting Phrases:
"I understand the urgency of the task, but this isn't something I can take on right now."
"Thank you for the feedback; I'd like to take a break so I can collect my thoughts."
"My working hours are from 9-5 pm. I will not respond to or action an email/task outside of those hours."
"I can work one hour later this week and will observe time off in lieu of the extra time worked."