November 2: Go, Go, Go Then Stop?

Every Wednesday, I’ll (try) to post up a Simple Living Tip, with an emphasis on tips that can be done while living a more traditional 9-to-5 life. 

When I find myself feeling stressed at work, I usually try to take my breaks and unwind a bit during lunch.  However, sometimes I use that go-go-go momentum to accomplish even more by using my lunchtime to do even  more.  It sounds crazy to add more to your to-do list when you’re already busy, but if I get more done during a busy workweek, I actually have more down-time on the weekend.  (Note: this doesn’t work if it’s so busy that you’re forced to eat at your desk!) 

For example, on a rather hectic work week, I squeezed in a hair cut and grocery shopping during my lunch hour.   While I still had stuff on my weekend to-do list, it was a relief to have completed the more urgent chores and enjoy a slow-paced weekend with a full fridge, toilet paper and a manage-able hair cut (a priority on my to-do list due to an upcoming event).

As I said it is crazy to add more  chores to a busy schedule but sometimes that’s the only way to carve enough real downtime.

Do you tend to spread out your errands or cram everything at once? How do you carve out down time?

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3 responses to “November 2: Go, Go, Go Then Stop?

  1. I figure that even if I’m running errands at lunch, it’s a total change of scene from my desk–I’m looking at and thinking about different things. And the result is that I have more energy when I’m back at that desk.

  2. I incorporate errands into my day too, but I don’t really count as I have a flexible schedule. I suppose you could say that I book clients around my errands!

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