If you aren’t careful, your work habits could easily be costing you dearly.
Costing you what? Time. Money. Energy. Satisfaction. Results.
What do I mean?
Take a look at how you started your day.
Did you roll out of bed and immediately grab your smart phone to check email? Or did you get out of bed and take your body out for a walk or (insert your favorite exercise here)?
Did you eat breakfast? And I am not talking about the venti half caff soy no whip extra shot latte on the way to the office.
Did you give yourself some time to review your plans for the day, and set your intentions for the day? Or did you turn on the computer, go straight to email, and spend time dealing with everyone else’s agenda for you?
Do you have time carved out of your day to focus on the most important work you have to do? Or did you think you would fit it in/get around to it once you dealt with the email? How did that turn out?
Did you take a break for lunch, and actually get up from your desk and leave the office to have lunch? Or did you start to eat a sandwich at your desk only to throw the rest of it out at 6pm? Or even more likely – did you realize at 4pm that you still hadn’t eaten?
Do you actually get YOUR work done at work? Or are you staying late or taking it home to finish because you need quiet time and you can’t manage all the interruptions at the office?
I can hear some of you howling – “But, really, you don’t understand! It always goes that way! I have no control!”
Really? If you say so. I happen to know for a fact that it doesn’t have to go that way.