Joining the workforce is a very important issue in a person’s life. And, even if you already have work experience, sometimes it is difficult to know exactly How to behave at work. Why? well, e because you want to offer your services but you don’t want to be a doormat. And, all of this confusion on what you have to do and what you don’t may lead workers to a lot of stress.
So, first things first, there is nothing wrong with giving a hand to your coworkers when they need it. However, if you see that your coworkers are avoiding their own responsibilities and leaving them all to you, then you really need to do something about it. Learning how to set healthy boundaries will help you to be assertive when you need to say “No”. Remember that you are a person and you can’t do everything by yourself.
Also, remember that being polite and assertive are both qualities you need to have. If you learn how to say no with a calmed and relaxed voice, then probably people will understand that you are kind, caring and helpful but you are not a doormat. So try learning these social skills and your behavior will be approved.