TO WORK LESS, RE­THINK HOW YOU SPEND TIME

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

You want to work less but you can’t

imag­ine how, es­pe­cially since you feel like you’re al­ready be­hind. Be­gin by de­cid­ing how much you want to work. Set a tar­get range of hours — for ex­am­ple, 45–50 hours per week — and use that num­ber as a stop­ping point.

If choos­ing a weekly range is

over­whelm­ing, start small by fo­cus­ing on an in­cre­men­tal goal, like leav­ing 15 min­utes ear­lier each day. Then de­ter­mine the tasks you need to ac­com­plish on a weekly and daily ba­sis within this sched­ule to feel com­fort­able end­ing your work­day on time.

If you find you’re still work­ing late,

iden­tify what’s hin­der­ing you: Too many meet­ings? In­ter­rup­tions? Not enough re­sources? Ad­dress the spe­cific prob­lem. At first, these changes will likely feel un­com­fort­able, but af­ter a few weeks you’ll be­come less emo­tion­ally re­sis­tant.

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