3. Master the art of saying "no"
When you’re stretched to the limit, saying “no” to additional work is key to preventing overwhelm and, eventually, burnout.
For most of us, pushing back against our managers or colleagues can be daunting and perhaps even feel like a career-shortening move.
The good news is that setting limits in a professional manner is a skill that can be learned. You can set up a conversation with your manager to discuss how you would like to get better at managing your work–life boundaries and how they can help you achieve this goal.
“Lead with the positives,” suggests executive coach Andy Johnson. “State how this will benefit the company and benefit you.”