Have you ever imagined what it’s like to have a life in which you’re productive at work and still have time for everything else outside your work?
What does it really mean to have a life outside of work?
All of our lives are different so the answer depends on the reality you want to create for yourself. It could be spending time with family and friends or going out for a scrumptious meal as a reward for yourself. It could be when you make time for your hobbies.
Many people dream of a life like this, but aren’t sure how to achieve it? Here are a few tips that may help.
First, set your priorities.
You know what you need but consider if this “need” is really worth your time and if it’s something you can achieve. You must weigh your priorities based on the need, your skills, and your time.
You want to be productive. Being productive means being able to produce better output in less time. How do you do this?
Know your strengths and weaknesses, this will also help you prioritize your tasks. Do what you are good at, and delegate those things that you have trouble doing yourself.
Exchange tasks with colleagues that are better at your weakness and take on some of theirs.
Now that you have prioritized and have listed what you are good at and what you can delegate, you can now plan your day. A simple way to know which task to do first is to do the easiest on your list, this will give you more time for the harder tasks later.
After planning, execute and be productive! But remember to simplify your life, when you do not know what to do, ask for help.
You also have to learn to set limits, schedule time for work, and time for your personal life. Learn to say “no” when it’s beyond your limit, and don’t worry, saying no is not being rude.
Create a routine for normal days, and set a schedule for your extracurriculars. Having a routine makes it easier to achieve the balanced life you’ve always desired.
As a business owner, how can this benefit you?
You also have to think of your team of employees and whether they have a balanced life of their own. If they are happy in both their life and career, it’s more likely they will be productive and that you, the business owner, will see the results that you’re looking for.
Allow them to have their own time and delegate to them tasks that they are good at. Don’t try to give them tasks that they’re not comfortable doing and expect for them to be good at it.
Always ask about their day and encourage them to have a life outside of work. Doing so will allow them to feel that you want the best for them.
Be sure to check on your employees now, share these tips with them and observe how their productivity levels change for the best.