“Work to the fullest and party to the max” appears to be the motto for many of us working nowadays. Many people aspire to become successful, become better at their jobs, and become their employer’s favorite. And when the time comes to relax, they also enjoy themselves as much as possible, relieving built-up stress through traveling, partying, or other means.
How much work is “Hard Work.”
Many countries put an upper limit on working hours at 48 per week as research has shown that people who work for more than 48 hours per week tend to rely on alcohol for stress relief, putting them at higher risk than people who work less. Other studies also show that those working for over 60 hours per week eat less healthy due to time constraints, essentially forgoing self-care in favor of work. To conclude, workers should limit their work hours to 8 hours and 6 days per week.
#WorkHard VS #WorkSmart
Our society used to praise people who work hard, believing that diligence is the key to success. This remains true to those who can manage their time and their life, but many worked hard to their detriment rather than benefit, affecting health, relationships, and general well-being in life. This sparks the “Work Smart” trend in recent years.
But how to “Work Smart”
Robowealth introduces ways to help you “Work Smart” instead of “Work Hard.” Let’s see what we can do to get started.
1. #hardatwork #butoutsideworkhours #stop
Give it all during work hours.
But outside of those, refocus on the personal life and relax to the fullest. Entertain yourself and spend time with friends and family to regain energy once it’s back to work hours, achieving the perfect work/life balance.
We all know that sometimes we have to do overtime or bring our work back home to cope with the workload (me too), but if we keep in mind that “We will not bring work home,” then we will feel that our work hours are limited and will plan the work process in such a way that would allow completion within the timeframe. We will start to reorganize, prioritize, and calculate each task’s time consumption, which is a learning process that will help us become more effective workers.
Taking a break once in a while will substantially boost effectiveness in the workplace. If you tire out your brain, forcing more work could reduce the quality of work. Using the 90/20 rule, working 90 minutes and taking 20 minutes break before working for another 90 minutes in a cycle could help increase effectiveness. If anyone has other suitable methods, please share 🙂
4 #donotbe #thehero
Understand your and your co-worker’s capabilities and do not take sole responsibility because you think others cannot perform as well or as quickly. Aside from taking on too much responsibility due to distrust, it also shows that you cannot delegate tasks and are subject to becoming “the hero.”
One could say that this is the highlight of “Work Smart.” Those who work smart often wonder how to make each task faster, easier, more convenient while maintaining or increase effectiveness, and this process often results in new ways to work. For example, a more straightforward approach might eliminate a time-consuming step that doesn’t add too much value.
This way of thinking helps us constantly find new ways to work, saving time and effort while achieving the same or better result.
Robowealth wants everyone to work happily and with a good balance. If we can be happy, healthy, and have time for friends and family, then it doesn’t matter if we’re working hard or working smart.
If anyone has more ways for us to Work Smart, then please share in the comments.
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