Is too much mind-boggling work on your hands lately? Do constant ‘Urgent’ messages keep you on the edge and interrupt your life at home? These are symptoms of not being able to strike a work-life balance. And this frenzy affects you on a deeper level than you realize. It manifests itself in the form of stress and anxiety and ruins your peace of mind.
How to leave work at an office and enjoy home time?
To enjoy your home time fully, here are five simple ways that you can leave work at the office.
1. Use a planner. Yes, fellas. It’s that simple! Using a planner helps you jot down the work at hand and ensures that nothing is missed. Thus you can recall at all the work you have to do at a single glance and prioritize effectively. So all the important tasks can be done during the work hours first, followed by the less important ones. If anything is left, you need not worry about completing it immediately and can get back to it next morning. How convenient!
2.Next is to delete or log out of your work email when you leave the office. Review your company’s email policy and if it does not require you to be logged in 24*7, unsync your work email right away. It will suppress your urge to reply to every single mail right away and ensure that your personal time does not keep getting interrupted.
3. Take time off for yourself each day. This is important to get things into perspective and also to relax. Remember, that all the slogging will get you the riches of the world, but real happiness lies within you. Enjoy the beauty of nature and appreciate the goodness of people around you. Spend time with family and friends and don’t carry your phone with you during this time.
4. Use your judgment. What I mean by this is that while there might be days when you necessarily have to allow some extra time in your day for work, there are also days when you need not. It is the nature of work that distinguishes these two. And you are the only one who can make the choice. So learn to judge which task needs your attention at home and which one doesn’t. This wisdom will help you for the rest of your life.
5. Plan your vacation right. In order to avoid burnout and boss up in both work and home life, you must break the monotony and take the much-needed vacation once in a while. And to savor the sweetness of the vacation, make sure you are well prepared and done with all the work before you take off. This way you can really unplug while on vacation and avoid disruptions.
So these were the five ways by which you can leave work at the office. The key to mastering this is effective management of time and acceptance of the fact that happiness lies in being content.