Make Work a Part of Your Life, Not Your Whole Life
You need to do things that give you meaning and a sense of purpose in your life.
Where you get into trouble is when you make your work the predominant focus of your life, while neglecting other key areas.
Doing work that gives you joy, while allowing you to live the standard of life you want, will always be important, but that does not mean your work needs to consume your life.
This issue focuses on how to better manage yourself in relation to having a balance between doing what you want and enjoying your life.
Included in this issue:
- How to Turn Off Work Thoughts During Your Free Time (Video)
- How Time Away from Work Increases Productivity (Article)
- 14 Tips for Encouraging Employees to Take Time Off (Article)
- 5 Reasons Why Taking Time Off Work is Good for You (Article)
- Does Working Less Make You Happier? (Article)
- How Successful People Spend Their Time After Work (Article)
Continue reading to find out.
Enjoy this week's issue. 🙏
How to Turn Off Work Thoughts During Your Free Time
The problem with higher achievers and many working professionals is that they're unable to switch off after the workday is over. This can affect their ability to relax and focus on other areas of life.
In this video, learn three simple techniques you can use to help you relax after work, so you can recharge and feel refreshed the next day.
- Credit: Guy Winch | TED | YouTube
How Time Away from Work Increases Productivity
To avoid becoming a workaholic, you need to step away and take time out from your work. That will help you become more productive.
In this post, learn how time away from your work will increase your productivity and how you can make it a routine.
- Credit: Kayla Sloan | Calendar.com
14 Tips for Encouraging Employees to Take Time Off
If you're in a team that has a hustle and grind mentality, it can affect your well-being and work-life balance.
As a leader, you need to lead by example and take regular time off and also encourage your team members to do as well.
In this post, learn effective ways to get team members to take time off, especially those who are overly committed and have a strong work ethic.
- Credit: Forbes Human Resources Council | forbes.com
5 Reasons Why Taking Time Off Work is Good for You
Can you remember the last time you actually had a day off? This means you did not check your phone or respond to messages, notifications, or to emails?
In this post, learn the importance of taking time off and why it's actually good for you and your well-being.
- Credit: Beth Deyo | ThriveGlobal.com
Does Working Less Make You Happier?
Work provides a sense of meaning and purpose in life. However, it should not be the only significant focus in your life.
In this post, learn the link between working less and your overall happiness in life, and why it can help you increase the quality of your life.
- Credit: World Economic Forum
Do Fewer Things But Do Them with Excellence
If you adopt the mindset, "The less I do, the more effective I am," it can help you prioritize what you need to give your attention to.
How Successful People Spend Their Time After Work
While you should focus on activities that bring you joy and energize you and not focus on what others do, it's interesting to learn how successful people spend their time after work.
In this post, learn the activities ten highly successful people do when they're not working, which you may want to do too.
- Credit: Dr. Suzanne Gelb | The Muse
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5 Improvements You Will Experience When You Disconnect from Work
Work is just one area of life. This means if you do not disconnect from work daily, you will not give enough attention to other key areas of your life.
In this post, learn five improvements you will experience when you disconnect from work, which will allow you to create better boundaries between your work and personal life.
Improve How You Work When You Apply Effective Strategies
A common reason people work long hours is because they're not working as effectively as they could.
One way you can overcome that is to apply strategies that will set you up to win in your life.
In this free ebook, learn twelve strategies you can apply to improve how you work and achieve the success you want, while ensuring you enjoy your life.
Design a Purposeful Life with Your Work A Part of It, But Not Your Only Focus
At the end of your life, it's unlikely you will wish you had worked longer hours or sacrificed most of your life just to get more things done.
Doing work that's meaningful to you will always play a significant part of your life.
However, that does not mean you should make your work the only focus of your life.
You will go through seasons where that will be the case, but it should not be the norm.
MAKE IT COUNT
An action step you can take this week is to reflect on how much time you spend on work every week. How many hours do you work? How do you regularly feel after each work week? That should give you insight into how much your work is dominating your life and where you need to change how you work.
Have a great week. Thank you for reading. 🙏
And always remember, live your greatness! 🙌
P.S. If you want to review the different areas of your life, the Life Progress Assessment will provide you with greater clarity and insight into which areas are working well for you, and which areas require more focus, so you can accelerate your breakthroughs and create the success you want. You can take the Life Progress Assessment here.