If you ask a 100 people what is their “WHY” for working so hard, I would venture to say the majority of the answers would include spending time with family and friends. Yet many times it is our family and friends which get neglected when we are working. I know I am totally guilty of doing that. With the holidays quickly approaching, it is more important than ever you set up a work schedule which includes time for play.
When working from home, it is easy to go to the computer and look up 4 hours later and think “What did I get done today?” Having prioritized daily tasks can help eliminate much wasted time and energy. If you still find yourself glued to the computer while your significant others are out having fun, then by all means set up an hour by hour schedule. Be sure to include in yourschedule “play time” and stick to it.
For many of us, it is just a matter of setting aside time for our loved ones. This week I was especially busy with my family. It is weeks like this which reinforce my “Why”. I love spending time with my family – I just need to remember it doesn’t have to be a special occasion for me to do that.
“A man should never neglect his family for business.”- Walt Disney