Know how to say no.

Know how to say no.

To police your boundaries, you must be able to say no when appropriate. We hate to disappoint someone, especially friends and people we like and respect. And we do not want to appear uncooperative or selfish. We do not want to let them down. But separate the request...
Set boundaries to protect your time.

Set boundaries to protect your time.

If you are serious about managing your time, you must first ensure that it is protected, not only from others, but also from any time-wasting habits of your own as well.  You already have already established a boundary if you have established your normal working hours...