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How have you all been setting boundaries from work? I've been working 10-12 hour days now since March and I'm just really struggling. And the rest is not because I do not get my work done. My client right now stretches between NY to AZ and Asia hours. So I start at 8:30/9am and do not get off the phone until 10pm, sometimes 11pm.

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It actually makes me feel a little better to know that I'm not the only one who feels this way and is going through this.

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Definitely clock off your calendar. When I was working with those global time zones, I would take a 2-3 hour block break minimum. Sometimes I would nap or watch a movie or whatever, but no work. Decline invites, etc. Unless you have an immediate deliverable,nothing is urgent imo

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I feel you, my teams are +7 hours and +16 hrs so I block out my calendar mid-day and go outside, otherwise I’m burning the candle on both ends.

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Op, try stating that you have a hard stop at a certain time. They can either adjust or catch you up later. Enforce the boundary for yourself the way you would for a child you care about. You're mental health is more important than the meeting, but you have to communicate the boundary without feeling like you need to provide all the context.

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