Archive for October 2013
One of my most excellent clients Joel Garfinkle, a Job Coach, has been helping me with the transition of working from home vs. working out of the home. I used to do 6 hours out of the house, the rest at home. He’s given me some Work Balance Tips which are some great pointers although I can’t do them overnight, he said my goal is to try to implement a few at a time… it’s a life style change, like a DIEt. Look at it as something that benefits YOU and YOUR WORK and YOUR FAMILY. My jaw dropped as I can’t fathom doing all these things hence him reassuring me I should adopt a few at a time. It’s a great list and makes sense. Hopefully it will help others.
¨ Time off: Take one day off a month
¨ Weekend: No computer, email, cell phone (related to work) on weekend.
¨ Vacations: Schedule two vacations.
¨ Block time: Schedule time for family, friends and partner.
¨ Breaks: Take two scheduled breaks a day.
¨ Hours: Work no more than 40hrs each week
¨ Cell phone: Turn off the cell phone (Blackberry) at 5:30pm.
¨ Exercise: Exercise four days a week.
¨ Home: Work from home two days a week
¨ Lunch break: Have lunch away from desk.
¨ End work: Finish work at 5:30.
¨ Start work: Start work at 9:30am
¨ Meditate: Spend 10 to 15 minutes each work day in quiet contemplation.
¨ Computer: Stop using the computer at 5:30pm (no email at night).
¨ Read: Read one non-work-related book or magazine for each work-related publication you read.
¨ Fun/play: Make time for fun/play (even during work week).
¨ Comp time: If put in more hours a few days, take the time off on another work day.