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It’s Monday. Time to get back to work. Many people look forward to the new work week while many others dread the first day after the weekend. For the most part, those who hate Mondays insist that the weekend “just wasn’t long enough”. In today’s fast-paced society, it is not uncommon for people to feel as if there just isn’t enough time in the day.
In order for workers to truly appreciate both their jobs and their personal lives, they need to set aside adequate time for both. This is difficult for many individuals who feel that work consumes their lives. In today’s edition of the Toronto Metro, an article discussed how better ‘synergy’ is possible through following five simple tips. We’d like to share them with you.
Firstly, “slow down” says the article from the city’s free daily newspaper. It advises people to enjoy both the things and people around you. In order to so, sometimes it is important to plan downtime into your week in order to distance yourself from the various things that may be causing you stress.
Learning how to streamline your schedules with the help of technology is another important tip offered by the paper. It reads: “Tools like Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 let you link each member of your family’s calendar allowing you to see what everyone’s got going on so you can plan accordingly.”
“Protect your personal time,” it continues. Sometimes people need to learn when to simply shut down. In this day and age, it appears as if people are always on their cellphones either talking or texting. Many conversations get interrupted by several others coming through these wireless devices that can really tie a person up.
The Metro article encourages people to turn their cellphones off to establish boundaries between their personal and professional times. That way, it will be easier to determine what time is devoted to what part of your life. Many people complain that even when they return home from work, that they are still thinking about life in the office.
“Share the load,” the article reminds us. You don’t always have to do everything yourself. Perhaps, getting help from your loved ones will be an excellent way to complete tasks while sharing time with the family. This also helps to build a sense of responsibility within children. Everyone should be able to share in the household duties.
Finally, learn to say “no”. According to the article: “Taking on too many tasks can be stressful and overwhelming. Learn to say no to things when there’s too much on your plate. This applies to both work and personal commitments.”