Could anything be too simple? Many times simplicity is seen as a sign that someone did their bare minimum, that no attention was given to detail and that the work day was cut short. But is that always the case?
Have you ever stood in front of a parking meter and thought to yourself "if only this was more of a challenge". No? Didn't think so! Keeping things simple can help you focus on what's important instead of wasting time on long processes. Being productive doesn't have to mean working long hours and completing a high quantity of tasks.
What if I told you that keeping things as simple as possible is your secret weapon in finding your Work-Life Balance?
What is Work-Life Simplicity?
Do you ever find yourself wondering where all your time went? Is your default response when someone asks how you're doing "super busy"?
If your answer to both questions is yes, you might want to think about how to include some Work-Life Simplicity in your day. Learn how to prioritise, shorten processes and make sure your meetings are as effective as possible!
Simplifying your work-life has several positive side effects:
Let's go through them and see how simplifying your work can transform you into a well-rested, ass-kicking office hero!
Simplicity makes you see things more clearly and focus. It helps you to get straight to the point, and gives every task a clear purpose. The more exercise you get in keeping things short and simple, the easier it is to prioritize what needs to be done, when it needs to be done and why!
In this digital age, one of our most common problems is staying focused. A notification pings and we are instantly distracted from what we were just about to do. We are easily lured away from what needs to be done. The result is often a stressful and unproductive work-life where things easily get lost.
A simplified workflow keeps the coast clear for you to focus on any risks that might loom on the horizon.
Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
2) A healthy heart and mind
Two of the main causes for work-related injuries are exhaustion and stress. Undergoing longer periods of stress could for example lead to higher blood pressure, rapid heart rate and a weakened immune system. It seems we have a tendency to put in more work than we are capable of, thinking there's no way around late night sit-ins. This in turn leads to neglect in the areas of our life that really means the most for us; family, social life , physical and emotional well-being.
To avoid this, always strive towards a workplace built on processes that simplify sustainability, health and safety. Keeping these processes as easy as possible, gives you Work-Life Simplicity!
Simple workflows easily help you see which task you could postpone, or even ask someone else to do for you. This gives you more time to focus on your interests, health and family. That is the essence of Work-Life Simplicity, getting rid of the non-essentials.
3) Work-Life Balance
What's our solution to juggling both work and spare time?
Life is not all about work. These areas are part of our lives that are just as important as financial success. Work-Life Simplicity makes those areas easier to incorporate in your daily routine. Clever quality management and an easy accessible overview of your business makes sure that everybody knows what, how and when!
This will reduce some of the unnecessary tasks that clogs the pipe and makes you lose sight of your goal. When they're out of your way you'll have more time to balance out your priorities!
We know that it's easier said than done, but we also know that it's possible! We believe that keeping your work as simple as you can gives you focus, balance and several health benefits. Let's get to it!