Reclaim Your Weekends Without Sacrificing Work Performance

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 30-35% of employees regularly work over the weekend.  

Nearly one-third of all full-time employees with a single job work on Saturdays, Sundays or both. More and more employees are kissing their weekends off goodbye, in favor of high job performance.

Set Yourself up for Success During The Work Week

There are only so many hours in a day. Determine what your upper limit is for work capacity before you carve out your schedule for the week. When are you most productive during the day. If you're not sure, take a day or two and keep a log of what you did and when.

Identify Your Limits

If you're a morning person, eat that frog! If you're more of an afternoon person, schedule your meetings first and your Deep Work time later.

A day can quickly get eaten up by constantly checking and responding to emails. Do yourself a favor and set a specific time in your day to address your inbox and then mute notifications during the rest of the day.

Schedule Time for Emails

In the early 2000s, the American Psychological Association (APA) conducted a study on multitasking. They concluded, “…even brief mental blocks created by shifting between tasks can cost as much as 40% of someone's productive time.”

Single Task

Instead of shifting your focus between multiple tasks simultaneously, which you can't really do effectively, try time blocking. That ensures your undivided attention can be committed to the task at hand.

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