We are always connected so even when the office is closed; many times we still deal with “work”.
It’s an easy trap to fall into but once we force ourselves into ‘office closed’ mode, we can’t go back to our old ways.
The last few months due to a personal project it’s been much of the time working weekends.
Finally, now it’s back to regular hours & spending the weekend enjoying it.
Doing something non-work related helps as we enjoy what life was like before becoming entrepreneurs.
Make us more refreshed when we return.
If you need to then take 30 minutes in the morning to get what needs doing & 30 minutes at the end of the day.
Recently had conferences to attend so got what was needed done early & had a tech break.
Working too much overstresses which in turn ends up making a burnt out person even more grouchy.
We aren’t at out optimum best when we are burnt out and don’t function well with our work.
How do we stop the influx of emails and calls?
Was once given a suggestion by another when I was getting overstressed by non stop emails and calls for what wasn’t important or an urgent need.
Put your auto reply into effect.
Don’t answer calls or if you do simply say that they’re calling outside business hours.
Tell them to call back during regular business hours.
State that after hours and weekend requests are billed at a Premium Rate that need will soon disappear.
Don’t accept Text Messages in your non work time. In our office it’s disallowed at any time.
The only exception is quick information to be sent & that privelege is for select few.
Also, put office hours on your social media as well.