How much work is too much? Anyone who is trying to be successful in their chosen field can testify that without due diligence can find themselves in a mess. You have to put in the hours.
On the same hand, studies show that too much work can have not only adverse effects on your mental and physical health, but also cause the quality of your work to sink drastically.
And work becomes a habit and habits can and do get out of control. Here are a few ways to improve the quality of your work and still leave time for you to build and enjoy your life.
At the beginning of the day, know exactly what tasks have to be done now and which can be put on the back burner. Prioritize your next daysâ€™ work the evening before.
Learn to delegate. If you have tasks that can be done by subordinates, assign them. Trying to do the work all alone not only takes time from you, but denies others the experience in doing the work that they need.
Set aside time each day for relaxation. Make a schedule that gives you at least a few hours each day to spend with family or doing something that relaxes you.