We know all too well about our habit of procrastination and bringing work to home to finish it in stress free and relaxed environment.
This habit creates imbalance in our perception of work and merges our professional life to our personal life.
For a short time, we forget about our duties in home and consider the work to be easily completing.
We just want to get off from the work as soon as possible and somehow, it occupies our personal space.
Sometimes, it gets worse, we cannot even complete it on our home.
Since, we consider our duties in our home non-existent and forget to consider it.
We must create a proper balance between our professional life and personal life for our own physical and mental health.
Here are some tips you can apply in your daily life to avoid this tragedy.
Classify the Work
At the first glance, it seems pretty difficult to classify those ambiguous data and even classify their nature and difficulty.
Organize your work based on the difficulty you have when doing it.
You can use sticky notes to classify your time and schedule to each work daily.
Label the work according to your capability and current mood.
Just take it easy and work your way out by starting with easy ones or no-brainers.
One research suggests that, people who were assigned easy tasks first and difficult ones secondly performed better during their work than the people who were given difficult tasks first.
It can be really stressful when you start your day with most challenging ones.
So, be efficient in your decision making as it will dictate your whole day.
Be Smart With Your Mobile Phone
Mobile phones have now become magic pills for removing stress and cheering you up.
The average person now checks their phone 46 times per day, spending nearly five hours per day on mobile devices.
This is leading 30% of users to consider their smartphones a “leash.”
Be smart with your mobile phone and use it as mood freshener.
Or use it efficiently to manage your schedules or in a way that makes it fun and productive at the same time.
If you need to check your phone during work, use it to make essential calls to your clients or use it to complete your work in office.
Avoid, using phone before bed and develop early sleeping habit.
Multiple studies have found that staring at a phone before bed can negatively impact your brain’s ability to prepare for sleep, and sleep deprivation is linked closely to stress.
Establish Good Network at Office
Networking and good communication not only gives you a morale boost during work.
But it assists you to depend on your fellow workers for efficient working environment.
Having people to lean on in times of stress can increase your ability to cope with problems independent of your network, as being supported increases autonomy and self-esteem.
It is unfair to treat the duties of home in office and office in home.
The relationship and networking in home and office will suffer considerably if you are not wise about it.
When it gets very difficult to manage your work or you get overwhelmed by the work, you can always lean on people at work.
So, networking at both places create a perfect harmony to complete your work in office rather than assigning it to our home.
Develop Your Mindset
Have you felt that you have more work than you can do? Have you ever been overwhelmed by your work?
If yes, then you must take it easy and do it one a time.
Your predetermined perception of the work creates a self-constructed barrier.
This barrier is nothing but overwhelming feeling of pressure and tension.
You should develop your own way of looking at things and work.
This will not make your work disappear, but it will make your ability to cope with stress greater than you have considered it to be.
One way to go about it can be to meditate and relax yourself in whatever way you may seem fit.
It may be 5 minutes of meditation, 10 minutes of exercise or distraction.
Just making your prepared mindset change into a cheerful and encouraging perception means that you have completed 50% of the work already.
All that’s left is to copy it from your mindset into your work.
You must recognize yourself and know your caliber.
Also, you must actually realize your position in work and your achievements.
You have a limited time and position to deliver your best.
So, it is up to you how do you want to be reflected in the eyes of other people in your work and office.
After you prepare your schedule, mindset, network and handling of work, all that’s left is to recognize your work yourself because in the end you are doing this work for yourself.
So, never forget to reward yourself on your achievement and cheer yourself in loses.
This will make your self-esteem and confidence level high in terms of performance and completion of work.
It will teach you to always look for something new even if you have experienced the same thing repeatedly. As there is something new in same old.
You must acknowledge the meaning of personal space and professional space in your life.
You cannot always perform your best. There is only one day to enjoy and remaining days to work your head off.
Proper work balance means proper balance in life. So, avoid the work meant for professional way because personal you need your time.
Only then, your state of mind can be clear since there is always next day left to hustle.