One key to maintaining balance can be determined by how you manage and schedule your time. Having a “model week” can be extremely helpful in assuring you allocate the right amount of attention to each area. Consider breaking your week down into three types of days: days to focus, buffer days and personal days. Each type of day should be made up of about 80% of your time. For example:
When you first set up this system you may need more buffer days until you become more efficient. You should work toward mostly focus and personal days and a lot fewer buffer days. This can happen when you are truly “present” for each type of day, you have less interruptions and become better at delegating. If you are not good at sticking to your model week, assign a staff person or someone else to hold you accountable.
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