Know where the time goes
Since there are 168 hours in a week, let say you work for 56 hour and sleep for 56 hours, you still have 56 hours more. This is where you need to keep tract about how you use the remaining time of your week. The activities that cost you lot of time is meeting. According to a survey, employee say that they attend three unnecessary meeting 24% of them attend five or more. Therefore, try to think whether the meeting is compulsory for you and whether it will affect you if you skip it or absent from the meeting. Other than that, try to delegate your work that other can perform as well where you can put more focus on more important task or project.
Manage others’ expectation
It usually challenging in client-facing industries but it is not impossible. First, know that flexibility is a team sport. Client will know that someone will be available for 24/7 but they also cover in shift. Second, be honest to the client. If the time that client request for meeting is too rush for you, just be honest with them whether the time can be changed and what is reason you doing this. According to Anne Donovon who has been in firm for 33 years, she says that it is easier to be honest with client about our personal needs. She also mentioned that as long as we delivered, client won’t care much about it.
Protect your non-negotiables
Intense job will take your time for sure so you have the right to speak out the demand that you want and important for you. For example, you may have yoga every week and that makes you feel refreshing and better person. If the intense work is consuming your time for yoga, then it is totally on you to protect it. Everyone have their own non-negotiables and have the right to do things that they want. Therefore, don’t always just focus on others and ignore yourself. We all are human being and have our own things to do. Be brave to speak out and protect your own non-negotiables.