Given some of the discussions and sharings of best practices in other work-life balance threads on how we deal with "always being connected to our work," whether due to our habits, smart devices, etc., thought it interesting to share some strategies from this recent think piece the Myers-Briggs Company (yes, the company that other companies pay a lot of money to in order to guess your personality/likeliness to succeed 🤪)
1. Create time and space to switch off - If you have extraversion preferences, recharge by doing something active, perhaps with others. If you have introversion preferences, recharge by doing something that allows you time to reflect or that you can become absorbed in.
2. Beware of information overload - If you have sensing preferences, stop and take a step back, focus on the big picture. If you have intuition preferences, stop going through all the possibilities. Ground yourself in the moment.
3. Create boundaries - If you have thinking preferences, consider your impact on others. If you have feeling preferences, find a balance between supporting others and looking after your own needs.
4. Find a work/life balance that suits you - If you have judging preferences, set boundaries with yourself and others regarding when you will and won’t use technology at home. If you have perceiving preferences, Avoid sending emails or requesting chats outside of normal working hours. And allow some time for other activities so that your workdays don’t become overly routine. Timeboxing, or converting your to-do list into blocks of time on your calendar, might help.
What do you think? Obvious platitudes for a good working environment? Or considerations worth getting deeper into?