In today’s society, being overworked is more common than not. Being productive is fine, but being overworked is not always productive. When we are overworked, we often make mistakes which can lead to problems. Try these 7 tips to avoid being overworked.
- Me Time – No matter how busy or productive you are, always have “me” time. This is time designated specifically for yourself. Get a mani-pedi, binge watch your favorite show, go to your favorite restaurant, or get a massage. What is the point of constantly working 24/7 if you can’t relax and enjoy yourself?
- Schedule Downtime – In our busy lives, our schedule is constantly overwhelmed. We schedule meetings, tasks, phone conferences, etc… Don’t forget to physically schedule downtime in your planner. Its OK to work hard, but don’t forget to play hard. Create time blocks in your calendar for downtime.
- Create a Routine – By creating a routine, it creates balance in your life. Although you can not plan for the unexpected, you will have a routine to account for regular everyday tasks and activities.
- Absolute Day Off – If possible, have an absolute day off. If you work multiple jobs or 7 days a week, try to at least have a half day off to relax.
- Unplug Often – I know this is easier said than done, but try to unplug often. This can be in conjunction with your “me” time or downtime. Try not to live with your “cell phone on your hip” all of the time. Those many emails and texts can wait.
- Establish Office Hours & Set Boundaries – As a business owner or anyone who deals with clients, establish a time frame in which you will communicate with clients. Don’t answer emails and texts all hours of the day or night. Don’t allow people to interfere with your personal and family time.
- Create Smart Goals – Instead of making random blanket plans for the things you want to accomplish, create SMART goals using the SMART technique. Your goals should be Smart, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. For additional information on the SMART technique, read our previous post outlining the SMART technique here.
I hope you found these tips helpful. I would love to hear other ideas on how you avoid being overworked. If you need help getting your home and life organized, register for my free “5 Days to an Organized Home & Life” email course. You’ll receive tips and suggestions for five days and a copy of my eBook. You can register for the free course Here.
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