There’s been a lot of attention lately on the concept of “quiet quitting.” It’s a confusing term because people aren’t actually quitting. Quiet quitting is when someone continues to work, but doesn’t go above and beyond what is reasonably expected of them. In many workplaces, this might be the best way to maintain boundaries and in turn reduce stress and burnout. Having good boundaries in all areas of your life helps you have better work-life balance, better mental health, and better relationships. We want that for you!
Employers are expecting more and more of their employees these days. Our workforce has shifted away from relationship-based workplaces to productivity-based workplaces. This benefits companies, not employees. Quiet quitting is a response to a workplace that has gotten too demanding and treats employees as numbers rather than human beings.
Here are some things a therapist recommends that align with quiet quitting:
These are great boundaries to consider to help you improve your mental health and relationships and reduce burnout:
Now, one big caveat: it gets complicated when bosses become angry that you’re not doing more than expected or more than you used to do. We never want you to do something that will put your job at risk. But the reality is, a lot of the time, if you set good boundaries, you’ll actually enjoy your work –and life – more. We want that for you.
For more posts on boundaries, see here.
If you’d like support with “quiet quitting” and setting boundaries at work and home, schedule a free consultation today. We’ll chat for 20 minutes and get a sense for how we might be able to help.
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Laurel Therapy Collective
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