The boundaries you have chosen that prevent you from having to make difficult decisions in the moment when two or more of your most precious values or tightly held desires come into contact.
I imagine many people will nod along to this example of a boundary that helps ease the almost constant potential tension between work and home:
Imagine you are someone who prides herself on doing an excellent job at works, wants colleagues to know how committed you are and who enjoys helping others. You are also someone who cares deeply for your family and believes being home for mid-week dinners is important. It’s 5.07pm, your train leaves at 5.21pm, it’s a 10 minute walk to the station and a colleague who rarely asks for your help has done exactly that (for a project you care about).
Having a “I leave the office by 5.05pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays” boundary and communicating that to people who are most likely to want you after 5.05pm could be a smart move.