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Archives for March 2015

The importance of down time or relaxing

So where I have been and why no posts (again), currently my time is very limited due to the IT transformation at my current position (2.5 years IT Strategy nearing compilation).  You can only image the workload and stress with a small team changing every element in our application, infrastructure and desktop estate – effectively everything with a plug on it!!  But it is extremely enjoyable and maybe one day I will write a series of posts on it, but for now……

So having some down time for every one is very important, as is the removal or distraction of work.  I am the worst for this as it is so tempting just to pickup the phone and check in with the office, or check those emails you know are piling up.  It will always take me two or three days to “wind down” from the professional side of work but it is truly worth it.

This also goes for thinking time within the office, making decisions either structured or unstructured (on the fly!) is good but after a few days or even weeks it takes its toll on everyone.  This is especially true if you are working on large designs or projects that require thought time!!

So do I have a secret – no!  Can I give you advise on how to achieve this – no!  So what’s the point of reading this post.  Firstly it is a reminder to myself, secondly it is down to you to find the best way of relaxing, taking down time or managing your work actives when you are on holiday – I would love to here some of your ideas in the mean time check out http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/ for some hits and tips.

Relax and downtime