No pushover here
If you’re loathe to say “no” to a request — whether it’s to help plan the holiday party or take over a slacking coworker’s project — you’ll never go very far. You’ll be too busy multitasking to focus on rocking the heck out of your own workload. You may think you’re earning brownie points by showing how helpful and accommodating you are, but all you’re doing is showing people you’re a pushover and setting yourself up for burnout. To do your own job well, you need to learn to set boundaries and politely and respectfully say “no” when you don’t have the bandwidth to take on extra tasks. You’ve been hired to get your work done. It isn’t mean or selfish to turn people down when saying “yes” will interfere with your ability to get your own work done.