I have my “work” mode and my “home” mode.
At work I am organized and clean. At home I’m cluttered and dirty.
At work I have bright colors, birthday cards, employee notes of praise, flowers, punny sayings, and mementos up and neatly displayed in order to make my environment more “homey.”
At home I have muted colors, no or little personal items or pictures around me, things I could do without, and hardly feel like my home is a “home.”
At work I’m able to find what I need easily as I have all the resources I need arranged in a systematic way. At home I can’t find anything I need so I end up buying more stuff.
At work I am engaged with people constantly and thrive off it. At work I seclude into my own world, feeling drained when I interact with my family.
::Ding, ding, ding: We have a winner! It’s my WORD mode.
Why such the contrast? My “relaxation” at home is actually laziness and does not actually make me feel relaxed.
What can be done about it? Well, I think using some of that energy I spend at work on my home life. Even just a smidgen would make a dramatic difference.
As I’m going full-force at work (and I mean pushing myself to my absolute limit and doing my very best every day) I can dial it down a bit.
Yep, it’ll reduce my call numbers. But I’d actually provide better quality service, like I was doing before. Plus, I’m not hitting the numbers anyway as they’ve increased standards such that I have to do a third more work to maintain the same pay. I’m going to be getting a dramatic pay decrease either starting next month or January. They won’t like my not killing myself for my job, but I’m looking for other work anyway, so…