Thursday, February 28, 2008

Schedule Playtime

You have a meeting at 8 AM another one at 10 AM and another 3-hour meeting at 1 PM. Somewhere in there you are supposed to get your work done that they assigned you to do in those meetings. And this is just at work.

At home, you have to do X at 6 PM, then you have to do Y at 7:30 PM.

You go to bed because you are tired. You wake up and you are still tired.

The old mentality was spending as much time at work as possible to show how valuable you are. I suggest that you get as much done effectively and efficiently as possible in as little amount of time as possible. IMHO, it is far better to brag about how much you got done in your 8-hour day than it is to say that you are putting in 20-hour days [no wonder you are tired] to get things done.

When do you have time for yourself to have any fun? Or to spend sometime with the family or to just unwind?

If there is any open time on your calendar, you can bet that someone will find a way to take it. Why not take the time for yourself so that you can have some playtime?

If you take some time for yourself, you will find yourself in better moods and more relaxed. Like the old cliché, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, if you don't give yourself sometime to play, your creative juices will eventually stop flowing.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. It could be as simple as doing a simple task away so the person can get some play time.

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