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Instead of filling your schedule with work, then allowing yourself to have fun with what is left, reverse it. Flip your relation to work by scheduling play first. Maximize that time with 30-minutes of deep-focused, distraction-free work.
Scheduling breaks first helps you to notice that there are only so many hours in the workday. You will focus more and get more done, knowing that you'll soon reach a scheduled break to recharge.
Remote workers should try to walk around the block before starting work. It is an effective way to transition from home mode to work mode.
Other ways to set up boundaries between work and life is not to take your work into the bedroom, buying a personal PC for personal errands/work, and by creating hard stops at a specific time every day.
Mindfulness is the capacity to be aware of what is going on.
When you are doing tasks, try to pay attention to the task. For example, while doing dishes or laundry, ditch the headphones and instead observe things like the temperature of the water, or the smell of the soap. Even just a few seconds of mindfulness can help you feel relaxed.
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Ask, Is this really necessary? Do you need to have that meeting? In many cases, you don't, but you do anyway simply because that's what you've always done.
Eliminate as many "nice to do" tasks as possible - you'll have more time to be effective where it really matters.
Sometimes the answer to "Is this really necessary?" is "Yes, but not right now." What is the most important thing you need to do today?
Reset your calendar and reprioritize. Getting stuff done is fine, but getting the right stuff done is what really matters.
If you are spending your time, energy, and attention on tasks that don't support your overall goal or priorities, it's time to re-evaluate.