Over the last few weeks being more productive has been on my mind. Running a business and personal life can take a toll and creating healthy boundaries can become extremely difficult. After working with an amazing life coach I had am epiphany....spending time scheduling and creating healthy boundaries relieves stress and actually creates more time and makes you more productive. Let me explain...let me know if any of this sounds familiar....working a high stress job, like creating a startup or running a business, means the lines between work and personal life can blur. Being the heart of any business means that the job always comes home with you and it can be difficult to turn off your brain and simple engage in your home-life without the constant stress and worry of your business looming over you. If any of this sounds familiar read on...
My life coach gave me a challenge of scheduling out every hour of my workday for at least one day. At first I was hesitant but decided to go along with the experiment. Do you know what I found? I discovered that my scheduling out my entire day hour by hour with my tasks to complete that I was more productive and was able to disengage at the end of the day. Instead of working into all hours of the night I purposely stopped my workday at my designated time and was able to actually enjoy my home life and accomplish more not only in my business but in my personal life.
Setting healthy boundaries in your work life will surprisingly create more productivity and will allow you to embrace and enjoy your personal life. So take this experiment. Schedule out every hour of your workday for one day and you will see all the time you are wasting and how much free time this will create to finish your work. Disengaging at the end of the day will allow you to schedule out the next day and remove the looming cloud of work to complete until the next work day.
After your day of scheduling, leave me a comment on this post and let me know how setting healthy boundaries made you more productive.
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