Prioritizing this one phrase helped me cope with my WFH burnout
August 20,2020 at 5:04PM UTC
If you're like me, working from home has brought new levels of freedom — but also new challenges when it comes to creating boundaries to maintain my work-life balance. I'm more productive than I used to be, but I'm also more burnt out than ever before.
So I started saying "no."
This one phrase has not only helped me cope, but also has changed my work (and personal) life for the better. Saying no has given me the freedom to pursue what's really important in my work and in my home life, and given me the space I need to create the right boundaries.
Sometimes I dress it up and say "I'm sorry, I can't do that right now." Maybe it's saying "I don't have the bandwidth." But no matter how I'm saying it, saying "no" has made me a better worker.
Has saying "no" helped you thrive in the workplace? What are your other strategies for coping with burnout?
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