Five top tips: working late
Working late doesn’t necessarily mean staying late at the office. Nowadays, working days are stretched in a number of ways. However, it’s still important to set some boundaries where you can. Here are our top tips to help you find the right balance.
1. Work smarter, not longer
abc say that more and more, late hours are associated with poor time management skills and low productivity, instead of dedication. Make the most out of your regular working hours by minimising non-essential meetings and tackling quick and easy tasks right away instead of letting them pile up.
2. Need to, want to, or have to?
Let’s start with the reasons you work late. Forbes are asking if you do it because of an expectation, out of a habit, or because there’s a business necessity. Establishing the reasons may help you understand your needs for personal time better.
3. Time vs Impact
Time spent doesn’t always equal impact made, say Inc. Consider the consequences of brain fatigue, the actual impact of your work and if the effort you put in is visible within your team and organisation.
4. Catch some z’s
Did you know you can’t catch up on sleep? Fast Company, however, say that oversleeping a few days before a busy week can help you feel extra refreshed for the challenges to come. So, if you absolutely have to work late, plan your sleep in advance.
5. Every little bit helps
The Muse have put together a useful list of little things you can do throughout the day to make sure you’ve made the most of your time at work and can leave on time with a clear conscious.
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