Podcast: 5 Strategies To Creating Boundaries & Saying No Gracefully (Episode 41)


Setting boundaries is an important part of establishing our own identity. Boundaries are essential in ensuring that we achieve our goals. They are a crucial aspect of our mental health and wellbeing.

According to Positive Psychology, a boundary is “a limit or space between you and the other person; a clear space where you begin and where the other person ends.” Boundaries can be in a physical form or an emotional form.

As someone who used to be a people pleaser, I have learned the hard way the negative impact of not having clear boundaries. The feeling of burnout, disappointment and resentment would consistently come up for me. I would constantly find myself feeling frustrated for some of the meetings / invitations / requests I had accepted, and wish I hadn’t.

In this solo podcast episode, I share my 5 key strategies to creating boundaries and how to say no gracefully. I cover:

  • How to create a framework and personal policy for setting boundaries.
  • The process and value of creating a not-to-do list.
  • 5 key things which I am unapologetically saying no to, and how to say no gracefully.
  • How to consider your future self when deciding what to say yes and what to say no to.
  • My system for calendarising the tasks and commitments which are important to me.

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