We all need boundaries, but a lot of time, many individuals do not get it.
Besides complete ignorance, the way we say things can also make or break.
Here are 7 examples of stating boundaries, versus just suggesting them.
Check our list out.
1. Work on the weekends/public holidays/annual leaves
Suggested boundary: You can't email me on the weekends
Proper boundary: Should you email me on the weekend, I'll get back to you on Monday
Suggested boundary: You can't talk to me like that
Proper boundary: If you speak to me that way, I will hang up
Suggested boundary: You need to respect my time
Proper boundary: The meeting will end on time as promised
Suggested boundary: You need to be more considerate and thoughtful
Proper boundary: I would like you to do these things for me, and if you don't, that's okay, but I won't be investing anymore time in this relationship
Suggested boundary: Please be on time
Proper boundary: If you're late, we're leaving
Suggested boundary: Please give me less work
Proper boundary: I will not be working more than what I'm paid
Suggested boundary: You have to do a better job
Proper boundary: If you don't make these specific changes by the end of the year, you would be getting a negative review