We are annoyed that a client emails at the weekend but here we are checking emails at the weekend. And responding.

The house is a mess but we’ve been clearing up after flatmates and not saying anything.

We’re not paid enough but we haven’t put forward the case for why we are worth more.

The fear of making a stand is real. We perceive the risk is too high, so we tolerate more. We can’t be surprised when things don’t improve.

Most annoyances occur from a lack of boundaries. Create them and make them known. Set yours in stone and stick to them like your life depended on it.