Your time matters and so does how you spend it. Have you been working to only work more, or working to enjoy a fulfilling personal life doing the things that bring you joy? With the way we’ve been working over the last two years, the lines between work and our personal lives have been blurred, erased, or entirely demolished. And if we’re being honest, it’s our personal lives that have sacrificed the most due to the pandemic. With the 10 tips below, we will show you how to take some time to reset and redefine our schedules so we can make up for personal time lost.
It is crucial to recalibrate right now, but don’t confuse this with being less productive. In fact, clearly defining work time from personal time will promote better productivity and efficiency during your time working.
Still doubtful? Try these ideas for one month and let us know what worked or didn’t work for you.
Schedule Dedicated Work Time and Stick to That Schedule
If you are working from home it is easy to squeeze in a little work during your personal time - checking your email with your morning coffee, taking a call after dinner when the west coast office is still open, or even staying up late to run those numbers one last time. It feels like you are always working. Delineate when your work tasks will be accomplished and stick to your schedule.