How to Not Lose Yourself in Your Work

Jul 2, 2024 | Podcast

World at Work episode 83 how to not lose yourself in your work

“Block out things in your calendar now to get to the life you want, instead of just waiting for it to come to you or waiting to see what it’s going to be.”

It is easy to let work consume us, especially when the line between personal an professional life blurs. Katie and I are no strangers to losing ourselves in our work over the years. During our conversation we look at our own personal experiences to share professional advice on navigating the challenges of staying present and avoiding burnout.

 A few of the quick takeaways we discuss include:

  • Stay Focused on Your Core Duties:  Keep a clear vision of your primary responsibilities and be wary of tasks that don’t align with your mission.
  • Guard Your Time: Use techniques like “Yes, if…” to manage additional requests without sacrificing your well-being.
  • Prioritize Personal Time: Block out time in your calendar for activities that rejuvenate you, and stick to it!

This episode is packed with valuable tips to help you better manage your workload, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and avoid the dreaded scope creep. Take a listen and then let us know how you manage to stay balanced and focused in your work. You can email me at tim@bestculturesolutions.ca.

If you’re feeling lost in work or need guidance on your career path, feel free to connect with me. I am ready to help get you back on track. Remember, balance is not something you find; it’s something you create.

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Key Moments

00:00 Forced pause allows reflection on work-life balance

03:25 Establishing processes in new business takes time

09:01 Overcommitting leds to losing focus and control

10:31 Challenges transitioning from entrepreneurship to employee

15:29 Prioritize and block out time in calendar

18:10 Saying no is important for time management

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