PANIC! Too much work, not enough time.
How will I ever get through this in the time I have?
Sometimes working late is a necessity, but I’m not sure it’s completely healthy.
Therefore, in order to achieve a proper work/life balance one must find a way to speed through work like a demon.
Understanding what a speed demon is.
Demon is originally a Greek term which means a wise, guardian spirit.
Demons have since evolved into bad things. But a speed demon is both wise and crafty, a mix between old and new demon.
As Michael Jackson says “ain’t nothing gonna stop me, ain’t no stop and go, I’m speeding at the midway, I gotta really burn this road” – I think he could be onto something there.
Ain’t no stop and go.
How true of speed demons, a job is at hand and must be done. This requires some effort, head down, goals in mind, and a finish line that is in sight. Once you start you can only stop once complete!
My advice – LISTS – Lists make the world go round.
Lists mean you remember to get the milk while at the shop and lists can give me a sense of achievement.
Every task I cross off my list gives me a strong drive to complete the next task in record time.
So in order to speed through work like a demon here are some easy steps.
- Plan ahead. Decide what really needs to be done in record time. No use in panicking over work that can be done later.
- Make a list and cross each task off like a champion.
- Ignore the world as much as possible while in speed of light mode.
- Make sure a prize is waiting at the end. Whether it’s cake, beer, or simply putting your feet up and finally breathing again. All work is done better when a reward is in sight.
I hope this has helped you in your quest to be a speed demon at work, and I hope with the extra time you create for yourself, you spare a moment to comment on this post, share it around on Twitter and Facebook and other fun stuff.