There are a number of characteristics shared by people who get out of the office at a reasonable hour. They collect their portfolio, put on their coat and walk with a quiet confidence. Hmmm... "How does he do it? How does he meet his commitments yet leave here when I have an hour or two or work left to do?
I've collected the list of the top reasons people are walking out the door 'on time' so that you might find one or more that works for you.
- Have a reason to go home. A clear, goal with a specific time attached to it is what motivates people to leave the office. Start with the time: say 6:00.Identify the reason to be home and write it on your calendar like every other meeting. Possibilities to get you started: dinner with your family, appointment with a professional, specific exercise time, and a class you take. Commitments with other people tend to have an accountability factor that is motivating – you don't want to stand someone up or have to pay for an event that you don't attend.
- Schedule wrap-up time at the end of the day. People who leave at a reasonable hour start tying