It starts with an awareness of just how much you’re contributing to the problem.
The main issue with tracking your unpaid digital labor is that it comes in tiny increments. It’s hard to track the 3 minutes you checked email while making dinner or the 10 minutes on Slack before bed. But these small check-ins adds up–both in time and well-being.
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This is a new term used to describe everything from late-night emails to texting with your boss before work.
You probably think it doesn't have much importance if you quickly check your emails before going to sleep. But the constant persistent thought of unseen/unread work obligations can have serious consequences.
Companies now love to talk about work/life integration instead of work/life balance .
We usually give priority to unimportant tasks when there is a sense of urgency around them.
We’re actually psychologically wired to put aside important tasks in favor of tasks that feel more urgent. But spending our time taking care of urgent tasks can leave us feeling exhausted and unaccomplished.
A way to organize our schedule is to split the days in our week into two categories, marking our calendar as: