Bringing your work home with you is never a good idea and, if you’ve completed PEP, this won’t be an issue for you anyway. But if you haven’t already, do consider bringing home the PEP strategies you use at the office – because as our suggestions below demonstrate, PEP’s principles for increasing efficiency go well beyond the workplace. Let’s explore a few ways these strategies can transform your home life, too.
Plan for an upcoming trip or special occasion in the same way you plan to complete a work project on deadline:
PEPworldwide:nz accountant Belinda Harman used the mind map technique to plan a recent holiday in Fiji: “We thought of everything,” she says. “We’ll definitely be doing another one for our next overseas trip.”
As PEPworldwide:nz managing director Kathryn Anda points out, when you’re juggling family priorities, schedules and work commitments, “You can’t carry it all in your head.” Plan all that information into a family calendar instead:
Just as you’ve done at the office, it’s time to stop procrastinating and start decluttering:
And we could go on, but you get the picture. Just as applying PEP principles at work frees you to focus on what matters, applying PEP principles at home offers you the same – whether it’s the chance to spend more time with your family, more time on yourself or simply feeling more in control. Now that sounds like a plan.