Personal Boundaries

Resources

  • Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
  • Homan, M. (2016). Promoting community change: Making it happen in the real world (6th ed.), Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Burn-out is a common result of failing to establish personal boundaries in the field of human services. Thus, it is important to your well-being to develop the necessary strategies to preserve your sense of purpose.

Homan (2016) says, “Effectively integrating your change activities with your personal life will go a long way toward preventing the dreaded disease of burn-out” (p.120). Knowing yourself and using the information covered in Chapter 4, develop a plan to establish the boundaries necessary to maintain a healthy spirit. Explore your own boundaries to avoid burn-out by listing your strengths and weaknesses in the work environment, and then explain how these factors could impact you as a professional.