Tips for Smart Work
It sounds so simple but it may be the single greatest deficiency in the workplace today. We live in an attention seeking world where cell phone chirps, email alerts, social media posts, and people all vie for our attention.
If we dont plan our time, someone else will, and when that happens, we live life in a state of constant reaction. Planning our time allows us to focus our attention on the important, not just on the urgent.
It can begin with a calendar, a day planner or a task manager. By prioritizing our work then blocking out time for those things that are most important to us, we begin to guard our time for activities that have a high impact. Work/ life balance means that we must also be intentional about planning time for our families and for our relationships then sticking to the plan.