7 ways to set boundaries for PR professionals

Working in PR can be a demanding career, and communicators often struggle to leave their work at the office. Here are some tips to help draw boundaries.

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“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.”Dr. Brené Brown

At first glance, this quote may not seem to apply to corporate communicators. Yet Dr. Brown, speaker, writer and professor, is addressing a common work issue all communicators face. How can PR pros maintain a work/life balance while staying on top of the 24-hour news cycle.

Factoring in staffing constraints, the time it takes to learn new tools and technology and the sometimes-outlandish demands from clients and executives, communications professionals are constantly being asked to do more with less.

How can you politely and firmly say “no” to a project you don’t have time to take on? Just as important, how can you get others to respect these workload boundaries?

Here are a few ideas:

1. Make it a habit to say “no.”

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