Commit to Under-Scheduling in 2016

2016 is right around the corner so I wanted to share some highlights from a recent article.

Small shifts in how you use your time can make a difference in your satisfaction with work-life.

Make it a rule to have at least 15 minutes between back-to-back meetings
those few minutes can help you feel good about what you accomplished and leave satisfied.

Block out a few hours of uninterrupted time each week
to move ahead on a priority project or to exercise.

Define success
make sure you know what you’re trying to accomplish.

Be honest about “must do” activities
don’t commit yourself to something that turns into a burden or obligation when it was self-generated.

Under-schedule your calendar
create open space in your calendar for a good work/life balance that will allow you to focus on a single task.

Decline activities and tasks that aren’t aligned
don’t keep accepting projects or tasks that you don’t have the time for, focus on what’s already on your calendar.

Savor the beauty of the everyday
simply put, work is not all that life has to offer.


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