What is most important on that day? What can wait? Are your kids being neglected? Are you ruining relationships through work? These are the questions we need to ask when planning out our day. Make a list of priorities for the week and when they need to be accomplished. Double-check those priorities and make sure they align with your long-term goals and dreams. Is what you’re doing today that thing that will make the biggest impact towards your short and long-term goals?
Sometimes we get so caught up in work we can’t put it away. Make sure that the time that you are spending is productive and efficient. Are you getting things done that have to be accomplished that minute or can it wait till another time to finish? To be clear, I’m not talking about procrastination. We shouldn’t procrastinate, but often times we work like robots just to be working. We should accomplish valuable tasks, not just work mindlessly. Make sure that when you are done working for the day you are done. If someone calls they can leave a message or an email. You can answer those when It is time to work again. Not everything is an emergency!
Once you are working it is work time. Once your work day is over put it away till tomorrow. Don’t be thinking about work when it is family time. It’s so important to be present with your heart and mind when you’re with your family. Those closest to you deserve your undivided and undistracted attention when it’s their time.
If you are working inside in-front of an office all week, take the weekend to go outside. Go for a hike, or walk, or drive. Change the pace so that you can go back to work without the thought of dread.
We often focus on only two things in life: work and home (or kids). You need to focus on yourself too. Recharge those batteries, if you will. You will be happier and more effective at work and at home and the people around you will be happier too. Find a hobby that is the “you time” that you need. Be YOU! (Picture of dancing)
About this Author: Kelli Roethel has 5 years experience in the Health insurance industry as a Cobra specialist. She is owner, co-founder and Manager of the Life1010 program, which is designed to help individuals through a step-by-step process of getting their lives and businesses in order. The program focuses on emergency preparedness, creating an effective spending plan, health and wellness, and retirement planning. She has helped the business in creative aspects of social media and event planning. Kelli as a part time stay at home mom enjoys helping others get their lives organized. Loves the joy of watching others realize how important it is to be
prepared for life’s crazy ups and downs.