Tuesday, September 8, 2015

How to shake up your work routine

Ah--Happy New Year! Don't you feel like September, not January, is when everything kicks off? Throwback to school days, I guess.

Amy McDonnell, CareerBuilder, talks about how she set about shaking up her work life. She went on a one-week program.

She focused on her commute in the subway. She used to "zone out" staring into space, checking email but this left her feeling more stressed than ever.

So....

Monday: She focused on professional development. She read all those articles on work-life balance that she had saved but not read. She listened to podcasts.

Tuesday: She brushed up on business and news. She got the NYT morning briefing email.

Wednesday: Comedy! She loaded up on comedians on You Tube. If people stared at her cackling, so what.

Thursday: Personal growth was her goal. She bought a book on tidying up. She may also get into eating healthier.

Friday: Reading for pleasure. Novels.

In the end, she felt like she had wasted less time. She may even start learning French.

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