THOMPSONS SUGGESTS THE FOLLOWING FORMULA TO EXPRESS YOURSELF WHEN YOU FEEL STRETCHED:
1. I feel….. (emotion)
2. When….. (What is causing it?)
3. Because… (Why would this be an issue?)
4. What I need…. (Most important, tell your partner what can make it better. They generally want to help but need to know from you what help/change would be most beneficial).
Setting boundaries at work. Work is the one place where most people spend the majority of their time. While it’s tempting to want to assist and please everyone at work, it can feel as though there’s never enough time to balance out your own work needs and those of your colleagues.