Appointments – Manage Your Time Better At Home to Be Effective

What would happen to you if your home life was more organized than it is right now? Can work-life balance be achieved? What are the tools at our disposal? Could scheduling appointments and keeping them at home help us save time and prioritize?

What is the challenge we face? I sometimes find that time spent at home can be the busiest time, especially in the times we live in. Imagine someone working from home, home-schooling children, and sometimes even doing a side hustle. Imagine also the full-time home-based entrepreneur. How do they manage to do all they need to do in a day?. We are living in a time when many entrepreneurs and even company employees have adopted work- at – home culture. This comes with its challenges as the lines become blurred between home and work. These blurred lines and constraints on the limited resource called time result in over-worked, under-rested, burnt-out individuals. Whilst good time management has been encouraged and indeed, embraced in the workplace, I believe more needs to be done in changing the mindset for the elusive work-life balance to be achieved.

What are the tools at our disposal? To manage time effectively at home, there are many interventions one can employ including setting goals for the day, prioritizing wisely, setting a time limit for every task, organizing oneself, and instituting the discipline of appointments. Yes, an appointment at home! We can spend time pontificating on the pros and cons of each intervention, however, I believe we need to focus on appointments and see how this can powerfully change the course of one’s day regardless of whether it’s a workday or weekend. Life is busy as it is without any intrusions. The question is how do you handle the one who announces that they are at the gate. These can be friends, neighbors, a salesman of some product you do not even need. I am not promoting regimentation here but rather a culture of filling your day with what’s important. Everything that we succeed at is because we carefully plan and execute it. I am a firm believer that you cannot manage time if you do not manage yourself thus I implore you to incorporate planning and appointments into your repertoire. I am not talking about something I do not do. I have to achieve many things in a day therefore I set appointments with my work, others, and myself.

Could scheduling appointments and keeping them on the home front help us save time and prioritize? Whereas we have established that it is a normal business practice to set appointments and keep them, we need to abandon the liberal open-door policy of allowing all and sundry to have access to us as and when they please on the home front. Please understand where I am coming from. We each have greatness within us but for us to achieve it we need to culture great habits. Employing the use of appointments at home and seeing only those people you had agreed to see removes non-essential encounters especially during the most productive hours. I know this will vary with culture, geographical region, or even level of affluence, whether you live in a low density or high-density residential area, but doesn’t negate the need to be organized and effective. Controlling access determines how organized you are and how well you will work and rest when the time for scheduled rest comes.

What do we need to do differently? We need to be disciplined and diligent, learn to say no, now is not a good time, let’s make an appointment for next week. What are the benefits of this approach? You are not always fire-fighting to meet deadlines, You are not always tired because you have not taken time out to rest. You have set aside enough time to spend with your loved ones or a loved one. If you are a busy person, I am sure you appreciate what I am saying. Whether it’s time to work uninterrupted, family time, or “me-time”, it takes some kind of order to enjoy it.

I am not saying that those that come unannounced are bad people. No, not at all, they probably are people you enjoy spending time with. Nevertheless, there must be prior communication so that you can attend to your visitor(s) when it is convenient for both you and them. It can be quite disrupting and a whole day can just pass by without achieving anything that you had planned to do.

As we grow older we begin to appreciate that rest and recovery need to be scheduled. The fact that I am relaxing doesn’t mean that I don’t have anything to do. One therefore cannot assume that just because you are at home you are available. Maybe you have scheduled that time to rest. That is important. You need to make an appointment with yourself, spouses need to also set aside time for each other. Parents need to schedule a time to spend with their children. When you have some sort of order in your life you determine who sees you and who you see. It also means that your relationships will be healthy and that makes you a happier person.

In conclusion, I believe that the work-life balance can be achieved. There are many tools at our disposal just like it is in the workplace.I believe we could do more and be happier if we are disciplined enough to make only the commitments we can keep.I am certain that setting appointments and keeping them at home help us save time and prioritize.

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How to Choose the Best Windshield Replacement Services

Due to the negligence of some drivers, there are many accidents that happen. Therefore, your safety is very important while driving. Though you might consider a slight crack in your windshield as a small issue, it can be the cause of a serious accident if not fixed or replaced. If you find yourself in such a situation, it is advisable that you immediately seek the help of an auto windshield replacement company in order for them to fix or replace the broken windshield. However, there are many companies that offer these services out there and you need to find the best. The following are ways that can help you to find the best windshield replacement services.

The first thing you need to consider are the processes used by these companies. Although your desires could be for the windshield replacement to happen quickly, it is however very important to select a company that meets all the necessary safety standards. In order to ensure that you and your family are safe, the company you are considering to hire should have met all the safety measures adhered. It is very unfortunate to see some glass companies whose main attention is only to make money instead of focusing on the safety. If your windshield gets installed poorly, it can be pushed out by the airbags, hence leading to serious problems for you and your loved ones.

Another important thing that you should consider when choosing the best windshield replacement services, is the quality of the materials used. Something you need to remember is that windshield glass is a very important part of the airbag area. Therefore when looking for a good glass company to replace or fix your windshield, it is very crucial that you consider the type of glass and adhesive used on your car. Ensure that the materials are of high quality and that they are also durable. You are going to regret within a short period of time if you choose to settle for products just because they are cheap. Choosing high quality materials is also going to save you money that could have otherwise been used on repairs.

Thirdly, it is also important to consider the environment when looking for the best windshield replacement services. You need to ask yourself whether replacing your windshield is really necessary or doing a repair is enough. Choosing to repair your windshield instead of replacing it is a great way of minimizing glasses from the environment. This is because in order to glasses to completely decompose, it takes them a lot of years. Therefore, besides saving money that would have otherwise been used on replacement, you will also have participated in reducing glass wastes from the environment if you hire the right company to do the job.

Finally, it is also important to prepare the necessary documents like the vehicle identification, the year, model, make, and the plate number of your car in order to help the company you select identify the right materials for the windshield replacement. Instead of buying a new car, fixing or replacing a broken windshield will help you to save money as well as ensuring the safety of your loved ones. Therefore, you need to choose a reliable windshield replacement company to help you take care of your vehicle.

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