Have you ever thought about using flexibility to boost your productivity? If not, think again. You’ve been missing an important ally.
You know one of the hardest things in the world for many planners?
Because we design our days in such way to get the most out of it at all times, it’s hard to let it go.
And if the planner is a perfectionist, it gets even more difficult.
Not only they have a fantastic plan, but also any deviation from it isn’t an option.
Guess how I know it!
Oh yes, my friend. I’ve been there, done that for most of my life.
If you wanted to see an outburst from me, all you had to do was change my structure.
It took me ages to realize what I was really doing because my focus on how people were messing up with my schedule.
A lot of times I was “victim” of someone else’s lack of organization. Still, it wasn’t an excuse for “losing it.”
Like it or not, it’s necessary to accept flexibility to boost your productivity.
Once I finally realized it, things got a lot easier for me.
You can (and should) take advantage of flexibility at work whether you are:
- An employee
- An entrepreneur
- A freelancer
Depending on your needs, flexibility may take different forms, such as:
- Temporary jobs
- Part time jobs
- Working from home
- Home based work
A working mom with small children requires flexibility on a different level than a student combining work with classes.
Besides, throughout the year, your priorities may also change. Including because of unexpected events.
Before anything, it’s important that you accept that you can’t control everything.
You need the flexibility to boost your productivity.
Fighting against it is nothing but a waste of time and a stress trigger.
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Flexible work arrangements
Check these practical tips on how to apply the different forms of flexibility at work to your needs.
Temporary jobs give you a certain level of freedom without jeopardizing your budget.
They’re excellent if you want to make some extra cash or because you’re going through some career change
There are countless employment agencies specialized in such opportunities.
Temporary jobs are also great to help you:
- Get to know a company from inside.
- Test your knowledge.
- Expand your experience.
Part time jobs
Part time jobs are another great option to compliment your income.
They give you the flexibility of having a minimum income while working on other projects.
Working only on the weekends or half of your day gives you more time to:
- Continue your studies.
- Invest in your hobbies.
- Spend more time with your kids.
- Start your own business.
Working from home
More and more companies are allowing their employees work from home.
They realize that being present at the office isn’t a synonym of productivity. In fact, studies show quite the opposite.
With globalization, a reality large corporations had to learn how to deal with, for instance, is having members of the same team working on different time zones.
The same applies for the different week days.
While there’s discussion about the level of productivity of employees working from home, the practice offers benefits for all parties.
Home based work
While working from home is something sporadic. You have an office, but, depending on the circumstances, you also work from home.
Doing home based work means your “office” is in your studio, living room, kitchen, or she shed.
Of course, it also includes your favorite coffee shop and vacation destination.
You can have your clients stopping by, or you meet them wherever they are.
Needless to say, in addition to the location, you also pick the best time for you.
Home based work is ideal for night owls.
The danger of flexibility to boost your productivity
There’s one major watch-out when it comes to versatility: it must have a limit.
Always make your expectations clear.
Don’t assume your manager, colleagues, customers, and clients know when you aren’t available.
Having a company phone isn’t a synonym for 24-hour surveillance.
The sooner you set boundaries, the better.
Of course that if you do shift work, you can’t get frustrated for being woken up in the middle of the night.
Yet, being available for inquiries and support can’t mean you work 24/24 7/7.
Not even if you have your own business.
Remember that you also need recovery to be efficient.
If you want to achieve more without burning out, join our challenge. Discover how to apply Mindful Planning™ to become more productive one day at a time.
52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You
I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my closed Facebook Group.
You can read everything about the challenge here.
How the 52-week productivity challenge works
First of all, grab a copy of the list [ninja-popup ID=11356]52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity[/ninja-popup].
After signing up, you’ll be invited to join my closed Facebook group.
On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.
I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week.
From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:
- Become more efficient
- Save time
- Manage stress
- Achieve your goals
You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.
And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.
If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.
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All that FOR FREE!
See you at the challenge
The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.
It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.
Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.
I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!