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Know when the day is over

We live in a fast-paced world. Many of us work long hours and are¬†always on the go. Technology has made it possible to blur the line between our work life and our personal life, and this is both good and bad. Being productive is great; enjoying some down time and recreation is equally important. Working all the time isn’t healthy and is often not as productive as we imagine. Recreation and hobbies have their place. Burnout is real and more common than we may think.

I believe we need to know when the workday is over. We need to recognize when it’s time to set aside work and focus on another part of our life. If you supervise others, it’s important to know when it’s time to let your team members wind down or go home and focus on taking care of the rest of their lives so that they can come back to work ready to focus on your priorities. They will appreciate this, and will likely be more productive since they know that there is a time for work and a time for their personal lives and recreation – and that you understand this distinction.

And they’ll spend less of their time at work worrying about or actually taking care of their own personal business (instead of working), since they know they’ll have a chance to get to these things.

Respect your own and other’s need for knowing when the workday is over, and when it’s time to focus on the things we all need to do to be ready for tomorrow.

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