What would happen to you if your home life was more organized than it is right now? Can work-life balance be achieved? What are the tools at our disposal? Could scheduling appointments and keeping them at home help us save time and prioritize?What is the challenge we face? I sometimes find that time spent at home can be the busiest time, especially in the times we live in. Imagine someone working from home, home-schooling children, and sometimes even doing a side hustle. Imagine also the full-time home-based entrepreneur. How do they manage to do all they need to do in a day?. We are living in a time when many entrepreneurs and even company employees have adopted work- at – home culture. This comes with its challenges as the lines become blurred between home and work. These blurred lines and constraints on the limited resource called time result in over-worked, under-rested, burnt-out individuals. Whilst good time management has been encouraged and indeed, embraced in the workplace, I believe more needs to be done in changing the mindset for the elusive work-life balance to be achieved.What are the tools at our disposal? To manage time effectively at home, there are many interventions one can employ including setting goals for the day, prioritizing wisely, setting a time limit for every task, organizing oneself, and instituting the discipline of appointments. Yes, an appointment at home! We can spend time pontificating on the pros and cons of each intervention, however, I believe we need to focus on appointments and see how this can powerfully change the course of one’s day regardless of whether it’s a workday or weekend. Life is busy as it is without any intrusions. The question is how do you handle the one who announces that they are at the gate. These can be friends, neighbors, a salesman of some product you do not even need. I am not promoting regimentation here but rather a culture of filling your day with what’s important. Everything that we succeed at is because we carefully plan and execute it. I am a firm believer that you cannot manage time if you do not manage yourself thus I implore you to incorporate planning and appointments into your repertoire. I am not talking about something I do not do. I have to achieve many things in a day therefore I set appointments with my work, others, and myself.Could scheduling appointments and keeping them on the home front help us save time and prioritize? Whereas we have established that it is a normal business practice to set appointments and keep them, we need to abandon the liberal open-door policy of allowing all and sundry to have access to us as and when they please on the home front. Please understand where I am coming from. We each have greatness within us but for us to achieve it we need to culture great habits. Employing the use of appointments at home and seeing only those people you had agreed to see removes non-essential encounters especially during the most productive hours. I know this will vary with culture, geographical region, or even level of affluence, whether you live in a low density or high-density residential area, but doesn’t negate the need to be organized and effective. Controlling access determines how organized you are and how well you will work and rest when the time for scheduled rest comes.What do we need to do differently? We need to be disciplined and diligent, learn to say no, now is not a good time, let’s make an appointment for next week. What are the benefits of this approach? You are not always fire-fighting to meet deadlines, You are not always tired because you have not taken time out to rest. You have set aside enough time to spend with your loved ones or a loved one. If you are a busy person, I am sure you appreciate what I am saying. Whether it’s time to work uninterrupted, family time, or “me-time”, it takes some kind of order to enjoy it.I am not saying that those that come unannounced are bad people. No, not at all, they probably are people you enjoy spending time with. Nevertheless, there must be prior communication so that you can attend to your visitor(s) when it is convenient for both you and them. It can be quite disrupting and a whole day can just pass by without achieving anything that you had planned to do.As we grow older we begin to appreciate that rest and recovery need to be scheduled. The fact that I am relaxing doesn’t mean that I don’t have anything to do. One therefore cannot assume that just because you are at home you are available. Maybe you have scheduled that time to rest. That is important. You need to make an appointment with yourself, spouses need to also set aside time for each other. Parents need to schedule a time to spend with their children. When you have some sort of order in your life you determine who sees you and who you see. It also means that your relationships will be healthy and that makes you a happier person.In conclusion, I believe that the work-life balance can be achieved. There are many tools at our disposal just like it is in the workplace.I believe we could do more and be happier if we are disciplined enough to make only the commitments we can keep.I am certain that setting appointments and keeping them at home help us save time and prioritize.
Elements To Think About When Picking A Cleaning Service Provider
Having a clean home or office is a very important thing. It is extremely easy to notice if a house or office is clean or not. A good way to make your property look pleasant is by having it cleaned. You can clean your own house, and office by yourself. It is however advisable to use the services of a cleaning service. The reason for this is that they have the necessary expertise that is required in this line of work. A cleaning company has a lot of advantages to it. The productivity levels of anyone working in an area cleaned by a cleaning service will be high. This is because the level of cleanliness will create an environment that will be good for working. A cleaning service also helps make a house or an office look aesthetically better. A cleaning service also has the required tools and equipment for the job. This eliminates the need for buying cleaning tools. You do not need to spend money on cleaning equipment. You avoid using a lot of energy as well. A lot of energy is needed for any cleaning. You get to avoid spending a lot of energy on cleaning because a cleaning company takes the role. There are a lot of cleaning companies all over the world. Here are factors to think about when choosing a cleaning company.
The experience of the cleaning staff at the cleaning company is important. You should opt for a cleaning company that has staff who have adequate experience. They cleaning service should also be offering additional training to the staff.
The charges of a cleaning company should be assessed as well. You should pick a cleaning company that provides you with quality cleaning service at a rate you can afford. Assess the charges of various cleaning companies. Opt for the most affordable cleaning service. Make sure there are no hidden charges as well.
References should also be factored in. References are very valuable when it comes to selecting a cleaning service. Select a cleaning company that will give you credible references. You will also benefit from recommendations from people you trust.
Insurance is also very important. You should choose a cleaning service that has insurance. This will ensure that you do not incur any losses if you incur any damages. You will not be held liable as well if any accident happens.
A good reputation is what that company you choose should have. You will be assured of services that are excellent in quality.
How available a cleaning service company is matters as well. Only choose a company that is available and can handle emergency situations as well.
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