Essentially no one was prepared for the work and life shift that came with the COVID-19 outbreak in the last few years. As a result of that, a lot of quick decisions to adjust to working from home, cut schedules and, for many people, a lack of child care have been the biggest hurdles.
With this massive culture shift of how we handle business and daily life in an era of social distancing and mask mandates, it’s become even more important than we can safely express our personal boundaries so we don’t take on more than we can chew. While it’s easy to say ‘yes’ to everything, it’s much harder to take a moment to realize that ‘no’ may be the healthier answer. More time at home or limited scheduling doesn’t necessarily mean more free time.