Expert Author Lakeisha B McKnight
Balancing work and play is a very important thing these days. We now live in a fast paced environment where fast food, instant messaging, single sign-on and the like have changed the way we work. These days, due to the vast resources we have, more work is now required of us and this oftentimes leaves people less time for family and "me" time. As a woman, it is very important not to break the threshold and increase the work side of the work:play ratio. You need to find ways to ensure that work stays at the office so you have more time for yourself, your family and your friends. Here's how you can accomplish that:
Make Every Second Count at Work
This all boils down to leaving the office on time. How? Be sure to maximize every second and plan your work day ahead of you. For example, I take the first 30 minutes of my shift to read through all my emails, prioritize tasks and prepare the systems or logins I will need. That alone could be costly if not done early as you could end up doing something during that shift which wasn't a priority at all.
Another thing I like to do is to "pre-read" my emails while I'm commuting. On the way to work, I'd read some of the emails on my phone. That way, I'd have less to read and would already be formulating responses on the way there. This would only be applicable to those who aren't driving though.
For most women, work can be a relationship killer. You should take measures to ensure that this doesn't happen to you. For women on the go, speed dating could be an option. You spend just a few minutes getting to know other people and see where that takes you. You can also go with online dating. Tinder, Skout, Zoosk and the like were all built so men and women could find each other. Some of these apps go through verification so they aren't as dubious and dangerous as pictured by most people. The key thing to remember here is that you may not always have time for dating and that's alright. Just make sure that you don't stop entirely. As long as you still put yourself out there in the market from time to time, there's still hope.
Skip the Routine
People get tired of routines. A week, a month, a year, it differs from person to person but it will happen sooner or later. One should try something different every now and then to avoid becoming bored. For example, you could try going to the gym to meet new people. You could also visit a theme park on occasion. People deal with boredom differently. Try finding the solution that would save you from yours.


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