Are you ‘on’ all day because the line between work and private life is blurring? This is what you do about it, according to these smarter working experts

“I always start my workday early, so at 4 p.m. I close my laptop and pontifically put it somewhere else. That little ritual feels like the end of the day,” says entrepreneur Celine Charlotte van ‘t Wout in the Business Break Podcast.

According to her co-host neuropsychologist Mark Tigchelaar, that’s something others can follow. “The boundaries between work and private life are blurring enormously because of working from home, so many people have the idea that they have to be ‘on’ all day. Especially if you also receive an email in the evening from a colleague who is just a bit too enthusiastic. Out of concern or courtesy, you will read it anyway, and that means you secretly work long days.”

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It is a challenge that Michiel de Lugt of BK engineers also faces. ‘You can easily continue working from home for longer. How do I maintain the right balance between work and private life?’, wonders the joint customer of Vodafone Business and its Business Partner WilroffReitsma and Partners.

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Celine Charlotte van ‘t Wout and Mark Tigchelaar answer the questions, among other things:

  • Does the work-life balance even exist?
  • When is the best time to stop working on a working day?
  • How do I get out of my work mode at home?
  • How many hours should I ideally work per week?
  • What apps and tools can help me?

Listen below for the last episode of the Business Break Podcast by Vodafone Business – the connector of flexible working in the Netherlands – and Business Insider.

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Download the e-book with this podcast for more in-depth information. Here you will find the most important tips from Celine Charlotte and Mark and cases of companies that started working flexibly or launched new products during COVID-19 with the help of Vodafone Business and its Business Partners.

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More than 14,000 entrepreneurs and executives have already taken a course on entrepreneurship and productivity with Celine Charlotte van ‘t Wout. Mark Tigchelaar sold more than 100,000 copies of his books on, among other things, focus.

Author: Jobly