Bleeding in my personal life

Cyril Peupion
3 min readMar 27, 2023

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As you may know, the pandemic forced many people to make hard choices and face challenging consequences. However, for some, working from home has been a silver lining. With no commute, people have saved a lot of time, allowing them to invest in personal and family matters. Recent research published in the National Bureau of Economic Research found that people who work from home save approximately 72 minutes per day.

Unfortunately, working from home can also lead to an increase in work time, as personal and work boundaries become blurred.

In this video, I want to share three simple steps that can make a significant impact on your happiness.

When working from home, it can be challenging to separate our personal and professional lives. With the lines between work and home becoming increasingly blurred, it’s more important than ever to establish clear boundaries to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

That’s why it’s crucial to clarify, communicate, and respect your personal boundaries. By doing so, you can enhance your happiness, engagement, and energy.

I recommend starting by identifying your personal boundaries, such as your start and end times, family time, and leave time. For instance, I prefer to work from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and prioritize family time outside these hours.

Once you clarify your boundaries, communicate clearly to your team, assistant, or whoever needs to know. Finally, ensure that your boundaries are respected.

So, I would like to leave you with a question. What is one personal boundary that, if not respected, would deplete your energy? Take some time to reflect and identify it. Then, clarify, communicate, and respect that boundary.

I hope you found this tip helpful and have a lovely day.

A bientôt,
Cyril

P.S. Whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways I can help you be in control

1. Grab a free copy of my weekly plan
It is a simple tool but very important process to spend 2hrs more per day on your business and personal priorities.

https://www.wslb.com/

2. Check my video blogs
For my clients, I record regular tips to keep the momentum on challenging their work habits. I have now made the previous video blogs available to all.

https://www.wslb.com/blog

3. Get a copy of my book, Work Smarter: Live Better
Pushed by my clients, I wrote a book about practical ways to transform your life by changing your work habits.

https://www.wslb.com/book

4. Work with me and my team privately
If you are feeling swamped: by emails, by meetings, by things to do and you’d like me and my team to work directly with you … just send me an email and tell me a little about your team and business, and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll personally be in touch!

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Cyril Peupion

Cyril is the author of ‘Work Smarter: Live Better’, in the top 10 business books in Australia