Before you launch into your inbox, take 5 minutes to assemble yourself and your papers. Sort through what's essential and recycle everything that's not. This will get you to a good start!
A mere 10 minute rest after lunch will boost your energy for the rest of the day. It's definitely worth a shot if you have a good spot available to you (try your car if you prefer).
There are several easy stretches you can do quickly at your desk. Try it! It will help you refocus on work.
4. ‘That’s all, Folks’
It's not always possible to leave right when the clock strikes the end of your 8-hour workday…but try to get as close as possible, make it a rule and protect your heart! This will help you be disciplined and productive during your working hours and it will also send a message about the importance of work life balance to everyone around you!
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.