职业咨询How to Not Be at Work All the Time When You Live at Work

马里菲斯舍拉
2月26日的写作:2021年2月26日

At this point, many of us have some experience working while at home, either pandemic-induced or by choice for some time prior. Whether you are a student, developer, designer, parent, artist, currently looking for work, or something else entirely, 2020 has brought us a shared experience in the form of our world shrinking to fit work, life, and everything in between within the four walls of our living arrangements.

It’s important to mention right off the bat that working from home provides a number of notable benefits. It’s also a huge privilege, during a global pandemic, to be able to do your work from the safety of your home. That said, it’s not always easy, especially given the circumstances of the past year. When your office is your home and you’re always at home doesn’t that mean you’re also always at the office? Well, yes. Luckily, with a little imagination and some minor changes, we can at least help ensure our brains leave the workplace, even if our bodies remain on the premises.

如果你是像我一样的任何东西,那么你可能会在过去一年后感到疲倦,并希望实施一些新的工具,这些工具将帮助你实现这个神话的工作生活平衡每个人都在谈论。那么,你来对地方了!我读了文章,看了一些视频,与其他folx交谈,并在散步时思考普通的数量,以创造这个适用的最适合,简单的工具,你可以在你觉得这些边界模糊并希望在他们变成之前停止它们雾,你必须更新处方。快,在为时已晚之前!

在我们潜入之前,我想澄清,我没有专家。我还没有想到这一点。That’s why I’m writing this blog post and why all these ideas are so good because I want to use them for myself. My hope is we can learn together. Personally, I’m going to pick three of these things and implement them for at least a month – I hope you’ll join me!

The boundaries you can see

这个是非常不言自明的:在你的工作和你的生活之间创造物理差异化。在一个理想的世界中,这看起来像一个门,你可以打开和关闭的门。显然,这对每个人来说都不是现实的,所以我不会建议出去,让自己作为步骤#1。

Maybe it looks like this:

  • Having certain places in your house that youdon’twork in. Keep them free of anything that will remind you of your job.
  • 当您在工作时戴上凉爽的燃烧器(或帽子,尖刺等),然后在完成时立即将其关闭,然后表示发生了更改。
  • 绘画一半的桌子白色和另一个半蓝色。白边是工作,蓝侧是所有其他东西。
  • 购买一台笔记本电脑架你在沙发上使用时使用的架子。当你完成了一天的时候,站立就在壁橱里,你不会再看看直到明天,当一个新的工作日开始。

Basically, do whatever you can to create some physical differentiation between “work” space and “life” space. Then, keep doing it over and over again to train your brain to “leave” work when that physical change occurs.

The boundaries you can’t see

如果您使用相同的笔记本电脑进行工作和个人生活,请为您的两个自我创建单独的帐户/配置文件。甚至甚至在您的个人帐户上登录您的工作电子邮件。

Update your Slack profile to include your working hours. When taking a lunch break, or when done for the day, update your status to reflect that. Better yet, snooze your notifications! This is, arguably, especially important if you are influential over other people (for example, a manager or people-leader) because it sets a standard and gives others permission to do the same, which results in a healthier team.

Create an end of day ritual to mark the transition from one part of your day to the next. Maybe this is saying out loud to yourself “I have done all I can, it’s time to rest”. Maybe this is a 3 minute meditation. Maybe it’s writing the high notes of the day in a journal. Maybe this is eating a piece of chocolate and then sighing loudly and touching your toes. Maybe it’s going for a jog, cooking dinner, or helping your kid with homework. Whatever it is, make it consistent and enjoyable and don’t work again after you have done it!

为自己写一套规则。它们可以是渴望的,选择至少有两个试用。这里有些例子:

  • 我每天工作不超过8小时。
  • 我将每小时离开电脑5分钟。
  • I will do 10 jumping jacks for every email that I send today.
  • Before saying “yes” to the next ask, I will request 24 hours to think about it.
  • I will only check my email 2x per day.
  • I will have one day per week with no meetings

记下来。磁带到你工作的地方附近的墙上。定期抬头。

Tell others all about it

语言化您为自己设置的新规则 - 告诉别人会帮助您持有责任。这看起来像“我今天要停止在下午3点工作。I would love a status update after your meeting but, if you message me, I won’t respond until tomorrow morning” OR “I would love to be a part of this project, but I’ve made a commitment to myself to take an hour-long lunch break every day which conflicts with the current meeting time. Could we change that?” OR “I’m really excited because I’ve decided I’m going to stop working on weekends!”

如果你看不到它,它不存在

隐藏周末自我的工作。这可能是一个封闭的门,但它也可以购买塑料手提包并将你的工作笔记本电脑,记事本,归档文件夹,工作手机等送入这款手提包。把盖子放在上面,把它封装在一起,把它塞进角落或壁橱里。

管理这些任务

在裂缝之间滑动的挥之不去的任务是字面上的,这是晚上让我保持警惕。不幸的是,我们无法阻止现有的任务,但我们可以确保它们被安全捕获。有很多任务管理应用程序,蜱蜱,asana,todoist,google任务,trello。列表继续,选择一个并使用它!始终保持列表。当有人要求您做某事时,将其添加到列表中。马上。如果它存储在所有其他任务中的地方,那么您可以依赖futureyou to take care of it and there will be no need forcurrentyou (who is off work) to sit up in the middle of the night remembering the commitment you made (and missed) last Tuesday.

显示您的老板的日历(扰流通知:这是您的日历)

这与前一点类似,从此感觉到你依靠你未来的自我来完成事情,所以你可以轻松地知道他们会在时间到来时照顾它。您的日历是一个强大的工具,并且有无尽的方法如何最好地使用它。有些人愿意阻止每个人。关闭他们的日历并以该时间表为现场。这样,他们知道他们将在上午9点开始,然后在下午5点开始,只要他们遵守日历规则,他们就会让他们在介于两者之间做出的一切。

For others, this is a pipe dream because there are always things that come up spontaneously and we will have to reshuffle in order to accommodate. Instead of trying to allocate every hour of my calendar, I use it to guard time for projects and tasks that I know will need to be done by a certain point, or on a recurring basis. You should also block off breaks! Lunch! Coffee! A walk! Put it on the calendar and then do what that calendar tells you. It is the boss, after all.

慢速且稳定的胜利

这会听起来很狂野,但与我忍受。After you start a task, just keep doing it and then finish it completely before you start another task.我知道,我知道 - 似乎更快地做了3个任务,我们应该专注于学习如何在我们需要做的时间中成功做3个任务!好吧,我们错了,让我告诉你,感觉greatand allows me to leave the work day feeling more “finalized.”

杠杆技术

那里有很多应用程序可以提高生产力并优化您的工作流程。这些是伟大的,当然有一个地方的工作计划/生活平衡,但我真正想要分享的是那些强迫你做的人较少的.

  • 超时允许您在工作笔记本电脑上设置断裂警报。
  • 简单的瑜伽基本上是相同的概念,但有yoga.
  • Forest rewards you for not looking at your phone by planting cute trees.
  • 步幅有助于你建立健康的习惯(如吃午休!)。
  • Insight Timer在计时器上提供引导冥想 - 鼓励休息和谨慎。

离开技术

关于技术的令人敬畏的事情是它使我们能够随时随地工作。缺点是它意味着任何时间和任何wherehas the potential to be work.从图片中删除技术,通常您留下了更简单的选项。如果您真的需要退房,请竭尽全力远离您的技术 - 即使是那些没有直接连接的工作。瞄准每天完全从设备中删除的一定时间。

清理

This goes for all your workspaces – digital and physical. A little tidying goes a long way towards a calm work environment. A calm work environment goes a long way towards having a weekend in which you don’t think about work even once. Take 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes out of your day every day to clean one thing. Maybe it’s your desk, maybe it’s your email inbox.

综上所述

Work is important and adds value to our lives. It pays the bills; it provides support and stability; it makes you feel fulfilled. It can allow you to leave a positive impact in the world and connect deeply with others. But work is just one facet of the diamond that is your life and we need to give the rest of our time the same level of attention and commitment to excellence! Don’t forget to have compassion for yourself and be honest about what you need in order to do that, both with yourself and others.

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