5.) I learned to say no. "No" was verboten vocab for a long time -- I never said it, ever! Not even if it meant that I would be the only one working 75 hours that week. Slowly but surely, I’ve learned that no one will look down on me for setting limits, as long as the limits are reasonable. If I can’t complete a project within a reasonable amount of time, I either turn it down or negotiate the terms. I’ve found that employers actually respect this approach, because it means that the ball will never get dropped on their project.
That’s how this Betty keeps the stress level down at work -- what about you?