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28th March, 2023

The Problem with Boundaries

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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We need boundaries. In fact, you might have already set some of your own. But ask yourself: how often do you let those boundaries crumble?

It’s not unusual for professionals in high-stakes industries to give in to other people’s demands, even if it means losing the boundaries they set. That’s not healthy — so why do we do it?

In this Quick Dip, we explore the challenges doctors and other professionals face when trying to enforce their boundaries. The problem isn’t in knowing when to say no or what boundaries to put up. We delve into various real-life scenarios and discuss how power language can help reinforce boundaries effectively.

Stay tuned to this episode if you want to know the problem with boundaries and how to overcome it.

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Reasons to listen

  1. Understand the importance of power language.
  2. Learn how to embrace consequences and regain control.
  3. Discover how the amygdala can undermine your boundaries.

Episode highlights

00:28

Boundaries for High-Stress Professionals

02:42

The Consequences of Boundaries

03:55

Embracing Consequences and Regaining Control

05:49

The Amygdala and its Role in Boundary Setting

08:46

Problems that Crumbling Boundaries Cause

09:15

Boundaries are Set for Good Reasons

10:19

Being in Control

11:28

Know Why You’re Setting the Boundary

12:27

Power Language

14:12

Bearing the Consequences

16:17

Boundaries Have a Reason

Episode transcript

Rachel Morris: This is a You Are Not A Frog Quick Dip, a tiny taster of the kinds of things we talk about on our full podcast episodes. I’ve chosen today’s topic to give you a helpful boost in the time it takes to have a cup of tea so you can return to whatever else you’re up to. Feeling energised and inspired for more tools, tips, and insights to help you thrive at work. Don’t forget to subscribe to You Are Not A Frog wherever you get your podcasts. I’d like to talk to you about the problem with…

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