Working From Home: Avoid Being Consumed

Odds are, we have all been consumed by our jobs at some point, right? I know I have.

It becomes especially hard to leave work at "work" when you don't always have a job in an office. 

I think it is safe to say that we have all been consumed by something at one time or another in our own lives. It appears that the world we live in is really good at morphing together our "work lives" and "home lives". This is because we all have access to our jobs at our fingertips. 

I constantly catch myself adding to my work load by taking it with me everywhere I go. I will take calls, emails, or text messages that could probably wait a day.

So how do we fix it? How do we stop the time clock and just rest for a little while when everything we need to finish tomorrows work day is at our fingertips? 

This may sound harsh, but gain a whole lot of self discipline. If you are spending time with family, set the phone down. If you are at lunch, ignore the long list of emails. 

You don't have to work on the go 24 hours a day. 

Find somewhere and dedicate that as your workplace, when you aren't there, the working is not happening. 

This is necessary for your own well being to be honest.  Your 43 emails in your inbox, they will be there tomorrow.

Leave the work in one place and enjoy the down time you do have for your desires and passions. Write, draw, or read a book, but don't pick up the phone and search for problems that will be waiting for you on your desk tomorrow. 

See Matthew 6:34


Shannon HaupertComment