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Stressed Woman Running LateAt this hectic time of year—when the focus is on giving to others—it might be even more important to give yourself a gift to keep stress at bay.  One of the best ways to do this is to set boundaries that allow you to refresh and recharge so you can better engage with others.  The latest research into optimal brain functioning has found several ways you can take care of yourself and, in doing so, take better care of others.

Let’s focus on five key areas where you can set clear boundaries.

1. Time.  Are you one of those people who works 24/7? What if you set a boundary that you would stop working at 7:00 p.m. every night, or stop doing work on Sundays? Set aside some time for yourself—you may find it liberating. It’s very important to block out this time on your calendar. After all, taking care…

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