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“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”

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MORE IDEAS FROM 5 Simple Ways To Reclaim Your Time From Work

We may be able to work from anywhere, but everything reaction has an opposite reaction

The information age has allowed us to do 2 things when it comes to our work:

  1. We can work from anywhere in the word with just a laptop and the internet.
  2. The ability for us to work means that we can damage our mental health, our physical health and can negatively impact our work-life balance.

Although being able to work from anywhere in the world is a brilliant and wonderful thing, it also has it's drawbacks.

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How can we reclaim our time from work? Here's 5 ways...

We may be able to take our work home with us, but that doesn't mean that we should. Experts have studied it and we've found at least 5 ways that we can start to reclaim our time from work. Here they are:

  1. Learn to say “No.”
  2. Become more defensive of your time
  3. Change your work strategy
  4. Learn to put yourself first
  5. Undertake personal development to broaden your horizons

There are MANY more ways that we can reclaim our time from work, but these are some sure-fire ways to start us off.

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Technology helped to normalised the lack of boundaries in our lives. We are attached to our phones. With the lockdowns, office closures and more limited social lives have added to the norm.

  • A global study shows that the average daily working time increased by 30 minutes a day in 2020.
  • A UK poll found that more than 30% of remote workers find it harder to switch off from work during the pandemic.
  • A similar proportion of people are working more unpaid hours.

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Make Time To Connect

Workers crave a sense of authentic connection with others and the best way to do that is by bringing people together in person. But it's not always a viable alternative.

One way to do that is to try to give everyone the same day off, give people a “theme” for an activity of their choosing on that day, and find a way for the team to share their adventures. This could be during a team call or a shared photo library.

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Research found that only 7 percent of communication comes from the words you use; the rest of what you communicate comes from your voice and tone (38 percent) and your body language (55 percent).

So that means when you send a virtual message, 93 percent of what you’re trying to communicate may be lost.

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