I’ve been thinking a lot about boundaries lately: why they’re important — and yet why so many of us struggle with setting them.
I was talking to a friend in the US a few weeks ago. She was telling me how overworked she is and how she doesn’t have time for some of the things that are really important to her — spending time with her family, traveling, working on some creative projects, taking time to just relax and enjoy life. Even some parts of her work — the parts she finds most meaningful and satisfying.
The problem? Emails. Requests. Invitations to give workshops and presentations, to sit on committees, to write book chapters. Read More