Managing Your Work Week

A working day is about 8 hours and can sometimes be more than that depending on the workload. At the end of the day you might feel exhausted and in need of rest. For most people this means that they have little time to engage in their hobbies or do other things they enjoy. As a result people suffer from a lack of motivation and burn out. However there are a few ways in which you can manage your work week so that you can have work life balance.

Doing daily chores

The goal of managing your work week is so that you have time for yourself to pursue your other interests. One way to do this is by engaging in part time cleaning and doing a few daily chores at the end of every day. This takes less time than spending a day dedicated to cleaning around the house and leaves your weekends open for other activities.

When you assign a whole day to do all the household chores at once it tends to take more time and the task also seems overwhelming. If you make a time table and do a little bit of it everyday on the 5 days of the week you will find that a majority of the tasks are completed by the weekend.

Getting ready for work

Another way to save time and avoid the morning rush of getting ready to go to work is by preparing for it in advance. Pick out the outfits you wish to wear and use an ironing service to get them ready for the week. This way you don’t have to bustle around the house every morning looking for things. If you start your morning feeling rushed, chances are that will carry on through out your day. Instead try to make your mornings as calm as possible by preparing in advance for them. The time you save this way can also mean being able to afford to squeeze in a few extra minutes of sleep.

Doing things you love

Getting your mind off work and finding time to relax and unwind might be the best way to improve your performance during the work week. Therefore utilize the time you save to do things you love, or even do nothing at all – but just make sure to keep your mind off the office and deadlines and upcoming meetings. This way when you return to work on Monday you will feel rejuvenated and be able to work more productively. If you keep this up as a habit your ability to manage the work week will get better with time.

Anthony Hurst

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