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Overworking Yourself? Try These Tips

“I’m running all over the place trying to catch up with meetings and leads and assignments and deadlines…I’m so busy that I don’t have time to relax or catch up with friends. I feel so much pressure to be organized and do things the right way that I feel stressed 24/7.”

Does that sound like you?

If it does…you may be overworking yourself. So what can you do about it? For some people, not much. But for the vast majority of overworking folks, there are little things you can do to make a big impact on your schedule and stress levels. Here are some tips to help you head towards a better work-life balance.

1.       Plan Out Your Week

Make sure that you are keeping track of exactly where your time goes. Plan your week in advance, whether you use a digital planner or a written one. This will help you maximize the use of the time that you have. If you’re already tracking your time, see if you can try approaching it from a different angle. You can keep a project-based planner or a time-slot based one (or both!). There are many ways to keep track of time, and it’s up to you to see what way you like best.

2.       Take Frequent Breaks & Schedule Buffer Time

Take breaks-you may think that they take time away from important tasks, but in reality, they help you relax and prepare for the next task at hand, making you even more productive. Schedule buffer time in between your scheduled tasks. This well help you avoid racing from responsibility to responsibility and give some time for yourself.

3.       Develop Your Hobbies & Interests Outside of Work

Do you have hobbies you used to enjoy before you became too busy? Or have you never had hobbies because of working life? Whatever the case, take time to develop a hobby or two that you enjoy and spend time on them. Have fun and learn something new!

4.       Work Smarter, Not Just Harder.

You’ve heard this said before. But put it to work! Delegate less important tasks if you can and spend your time on the things that really matter. For example, Source One Payroll helps small businesses manage payroll services, HR services, hiring services, new employee forms, and a lot more! We take care of the details so that business owners can handle what they really need to. This saves businesspeople a lot of time and energy.

To summarize, it is possible for you to take your time in your own hands! Depending on your situation, you may not be able to change the amount you work, but there are things you can do to cut back on the stress. For others, using these tips can help you save time working and using it to do things you enjoy.

Drowning in work? SourceOne Payroll can help you manage the details, so you can do the work you do best. Want information on our HR, payroll, and hiring services? Call us at 1 (888) 622-4746 or fill out our quick contact form online.

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