So, before we get into this week, are there any other East Coasters who are just dying to escape this Winter weather? Seriously…someone direct me to the nearest island please!
I feel like I have been such a bad blogger lately, but in all honesty, time has just escaped me. I knew that my first week at the new job would be a busy one, but when 11 hours feels like 4 hours….that’s just a whole different type of busy.
As I start to settle back into a job that I spent six years mastering, I have tried to continue to remind myself of the habits that burned me out the first time I worked there. Like I mentioned, I can easily put in an 11-13 hour work day, but in doing so I end up with only a handful of hours to spend on me and that is just not okay. I want to be sure that I don’t let my career take over my entire life and in order to find a good balance I have been researching ways to even out my work and personal life.
I recently found this article from Real Simple that details 8 effective ways to avoid a burnout at work. A few of the ways they listed have resonated with me and inspired me to apply them to my own situation:
Take your PTO days: This is a biggie for me as I have been known to approach December with weeks of unused PTO. I have even lost out on days and for what? ‘A’ and I have made a promise to each other to explore the world together and I plan on using every PTO day I can doing so.
Learn how to say No: Before becoming a manager, I always struggled with the idea of delegating work to other people. However, since being promoted I have made a point of delegating work, training my group to be well rounded in all aspects of our job, and saying no to requests that will overload my team and I.
I’m interested to hear what tips and techniques you all use to prevent the overload of work! Feel free to share in the comments below!
In other news, I will be back to regular blog posts this week and even have a new City Guide in the works for you all! Stay tuned and have a great week!
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