Various Thoughts About Work
Work seems to be such a dirty word anymore. Everyone is trying to get out of work or work as little as possible. When you work, work! When you play, play! Do your best not to mix the two. This is especially true if you work from home. Be able to walk away. Many people have home offices these days. Sadly, many people are good at having a home office. They just do not get much work done. Or even more sadly, they do not get much living done.
You must be able to walk away from “home” and its duties and responsibilities to go to “work” and take on those duties and responsibilities. More important, you have to be able to walk away from the work and live your life. This is very hard for most people.
Make your work area a place where you only do work things. Do not eat at your desk or do any personal things at your desk. When you are not working, stay away from that area. If your work area has a door, then close it. If it does not have a door, put one in! Close off the area where you work from the place where you rest, relax, and play.
Get the hard stuff out of the way first. It is kind of like being a little kid and having to clean your plate. If you were smart, you learned to eat the broccoli first and save the macaroni an cheese for later. The same applies to work. Do the stuff that is not your favorite when you first get there. Do not put it off. Just get it done, get it out of the way, and move on to the stuff that you enjoy.
Stay focused. Do one job until completion when at all possible. Figure out the most important thing that has to be done today. Prioritize and then do it. If it really has to be done, you will have accomplished something meaningful regardless of what else does not get done. Focus on things of real importance and let the less important things move down your priority list. No one ever gets in trouble for doing the things that really matter. The things that really matter produce results that really matter, and we are all measured on the quality of our results, not the quality of our activities.
Christians NEED to be better employees. You have a testimony to uphold so work when you work, get the hard stuff out the way first, and stay focused. You will be a better employee for your boss!
Don’t try today; DO today!