Organize Your To-Do List to Encourage Work-Life Balance

Not all tasks are created equal. If you don’t prioritize your to-do list, you could be stuck working more hours of the day than you intended. The key to striking a healthy work-life balance is to dissect your to-do list and tackle items based on their context.

work-life balanceFinish Items Based on Their Priority Level

This is the most obvious way to ensure you get the most urgent tasks done today. If you simply can’t postpone completing a project, do it first thing in the morning. Hold off on less important tasks until later in the day. Then, if you have time, you can squeeze them in. If not, it’s no big deal.

Tackle Work Based on Your Energy Level

Some items on your to-do list take more physical or mental energy to complete than others. To keep from burning out, strive to complete a combination of intensive and easy-going items each day, trading off physically demanding chores for mentally strenuous tasks. If you’re not feeling well, stick to low-energy tasks to keep crossing things off your list without overdoing it.

Complete Tasks Based on Time of Day and Location

It might be easiest to check items off your morning, afternoon and evening to-do lists based on where you are. For example, it only makes sense to do work-related tasks at the office and domestic chores when you’re at home. By segmenting tasks to do each day based on where you are, it’s often easier to stay on track and waste less time deciding what to do next.

Hire a Butler to Tackle Specific Tasks

Sometimes there simply isn’t enough time in the day. It’s hard to strike that work-life balance when your to-do list is a mile long. Hand over a large chunk of that list to a capable butler and you suddenly have more time to spend with your family or doing the hobbies you enjoy. Time-consuming, monotonous tasks are best left to a butler. These may include:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Household chores
  • Spring cleaning
  • Errands
  • Pet care
  • Chauffeuring kids around town

Most of the time, tackling your to-do list effectively each day and achieving the ideal work-life balance requires a combination of these techniques. If you’re sold on the idea of handing off tedious tasks to a professionally trained and background-checked butler, please contact MyButler today to learn more about our professional services.

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