What I noticed about Filipinos is that we are such hard workers. My sister was sent to France for three months to work and to check on processes that will be brought to Manila. I remember my sister was saying, after we urged her to go look around and visit the other European countries, that she couldn’t go shop and visit places since she was finishing a lot of stuff. It then urged me to write this article.
Most of us get sucked up with all the work that we have to finish. But the fact is, there will always be something to finish. There will always be something that we have to work on. We just have to accept that fact and practice time management. One of the things that I am doing this year is I will see to it that I have ample time for myself and for the things that I love doing.
Here are some facts from all over the world that I got from Menshealth.com that discusses statistics on Work hours:
I would like to share with you some of the things that I do to practice time management.
1. In a week, I make it a point to schedule the physical activities that I would be able to do for the week. I make it a point to schedule it at a time where I can still go even if I suddenly have a meeting that ends late or if I have to finish something at work. Exercising makes me feel great and more energetic! It also is a way of releasing stress after a hard day’s work.
2. In my place of work, I schedule a time for checking emails and just relaxing. I set meetings or I agree to attend meetings when it’s not in conflict with this schedule. I schedule at least 1 hour a day downtime for these activities.
3. Outsource some of the things that you have to do. Examples of outsourcing may be paying your bills online or through your mobile phone so that you don’t have to go to the bank.
4. Go out for lunch. Staying in front of the computer the whole day can bad for your eyes and for your body. It’s best to take a break during lunch, even if it’s just walking around the office or chatting at the water cooler. As much as possible though, I walk outside and breathe fresh air.
5. Keep a diary of your schedule. My husband is not the expert in remembering things so what he does is that he sets his schedules in his Google Calendar and he receives alerts before the events happen.
Hope that some of these tips would be beneficial to you 🙂
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