In part 1, of Lifestyle Strategies: Moving from Work-Life Balance to Work-Life Blend, I focused on how to:
1. Plan ahead and always communicate
2. Own your day
3. Get organized
4. Learn to say no
In this post I want to focus on:
1. Drop activities that sap your time or energy: Many people waste their time on activities or people that add no value. Take stock of activities that don’t enhance your career, business or life and minimize the time you spend on them.
Think about it, you may even be able to leave work earlier if you make a conscious effort to limit the time you spend on the Internet, social media sites, making personal calls, or checking your bank balance.
We often get sucked into these habits that are making us much less efficient without realizing it
2. Rethink your errands: Consider whether you can outsource any of your time-consuming household chores or errands.
For example, could you order your groceries online and have them delivered? Hire some to mow your lawn? Have your dry cleaning picked up and dropped off at your home or office? Order your stamps online so you don’t have to go to the post office and stand in that never-ending line.
Even if you’re on a tight budget, you may discover that the time you’ll save will make it worth it. You can consider trading services with friends – offer to do tasks that you enjoy or that you were planning to do anyway. [Continue reading…]