It is important to frequently refresh your values, your rules of the game, policies and the code of ethics to support your boundary decisions. It is equally important to seek support from a trusted colleagues in a network or organisation, close friend, a support group or supervisor to assist you with difficult boundary decisions.
I always enjoyed my work and didn’t mind helping others if they needed a hand or needed to debrief. I found myself over time in a position where my helping others was becoming an expectation, even at the end of my shift when I wanted to go home to my family. I tried to say I had to go, I had commitments. “Oh it won’t take long” my manager or others would say. I didn’t know how to say no in another way without upsetting those who wanted me to stay and to help. I was getting upset with myself as I wanted to do well in my work and be with my family.