Managing Work Life Integration

How do I avoid working weekends?

Are you asked to work weekends or do you feel you need to work weekends? It’s tough to be in this situation. I worked in consulting, and software prior to that were I was really only asked to work a handful of times (cutover weekends come to mind). You need to ask yourself if this working weekends is because of your drive and work ethic or is it part of the company culture?

Working overtime is rarely the result of an individual’s productivity but a long-term trend in leadership that shows poor planning and managing skills. If you’re burned out and finding little energy left to climb out of bed to go into work on Saturday, something needs to change.

I am signed-up for way too much right now. My calendar is not my friend. How can I stop spreading myself too thin?

From the Mindspaces Toolkit – 3 Steps to Reduce Overcommitment. Download PDF

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