Many people fee intense social pressure to “always” be focused on being productive, and feel guilty for spending time on themselves. However, this tendency can lead to unhealthy levels of exhaustion and burnout which may make you less productive, not more. In order to be at your best at work, you need to take care of yourself, too. Having a good morning and bedtime routine can help, as can finding ways to make travel less stressful. Mindfulness may also be useful, and sometimes silencing those internal voices of self doubt that we all have inside us can really be critical, too.
Reflect on these key points:
- 1Taking personal downtime ultimately ensures that you will be a better worker.
- 2One of the times when being extra kind to oneself counts the most is when traveling, as it can be grueling.
- 3Positive affirmations and self-talk are vitally important to creating a better sense of balance between work and personal time.
“If you like that idea, I recently read an article over on Michael Hyatt’s blog titled “What You Do Right Before Bed Determines How Productive and Focused You’ll Be Tomorrow” and it focuses on developing an evening routine. I could get into this concept very much. My perfect evening routine involves tea.”