Hello Meeting Professional! With your job clocking in as number 6 of the most stress-related jobs, avoiding burn out is a must do for you. Here is an interesting fact; people who work only (nowadays, “only” is an appropriate word to use here) 40 hours a week get as much, if not more, done than those that work 60 hours per week. I am not making this up, for more info click here.
So how do you keep it at 40 hours per week?
First, get comfortable with it. If you are accustomed to working late, then start cutting out your over time . . . over time. Little by little start leaving earlier and earlier, until you are leaving at the same time those bank tellers clock out.
Next, become a do-be! If you are a procrastinator, well, there you go. This is the reason you need to work over-time. Put things off and you also put off going home on time.
Also, make a list! This should be the last thing you do each day before leaving the office. Make your to do list for the next day so that you know exactly what to accomplish the next day. This will help you keep your focus and stay on task.
Finally, affirm to yourself that you deserve a balanced life! You deserve to have work AND play. You deserve time with friends, family, pets and your favorite television shows! I will say it again, just in case you did not hear me the first time – You deserve a balanced life!
How many hours a week do you work? Answer the poll question on Facebook!
*Thanks to Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy for the image!