Communicating Clearly — How It Helps Your Boundary-Setting

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Communicating clearly always helps…

Communicating clearly might not be something that you think of as a time and energy management skill. But it definitely is.

As you well know, ensuring that you meet the many different kinds of demands that come your way each day can be very challenging.

And setting and maintaining strong time boundaries is one foundational key to success. But have you thought about how you share those boundaries with the people who are affected by them? It’s a vital skill, and one that often gets overlooked.

Communicating clearly is SO important.

If you want to manage your time and energy optimally, communicating clearly and proactively about your boundaries often spells the difference between cooperation and rebellion.

For example, think about a recent time when you were busy, needed to focus, and didn’t want to be disturbed. My advice would be to tell your family or colleagues about your need for a boundary as much before-the-fact as possible.

This gives co-workers or loved ones time to prepare, ask questions if they need to, and incorporate your boundary into their schedule.

A sign helps, too.

And then, to make it even easier for those around you, come up with a visual signal that will tell them, “I’m busy right now and don’t want to be disturbed.”

Many people find that it works very well to put a scarf around the doorknob. This is a good signal because both children and adults can immediately recognize it. Be sure to be clear (especially with children) that when you remove the scarf, it’s OK to come in and reconnect.

Using concrete techniques and communicating clearly ahead of time enables you to establish and maintain work or personal time boundaries.

What about now?

With this in mind, are there boundaries that are important to you that you’d like to add to the list of existing boundaries you have in place?

How will you set and communicate a new boundary today?

Want more help communicating clearly about your boundaries?

Setting and maintaining boundaries, and communicating clearly about them, are skills that make everything else in your life possible. And it’s a difficult challenge for lots of smart, motivated people. People like you.

“Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” gently steers you to a more profound understanding of where and how your boundary-setting efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you establish the boundaries you need to unlock the door to your freedom. Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable and definitely within your reach. And the strategies, tips and exercises in “Your Secret Power” help you discover how to:

  • Set and maintain boundaries to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes.

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