Reclaim Your Time Off
The 3-step Solution to Overworking
by Fab Giovanetti
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 11 May 2021 | Archive Date 4 May 2021
Watkins, Watkins Publishing
Multi-hyphen careers and remote working have now become the norm in working culture. Does "flexible working" mean "always working"? What does work-life balance actually look like? This book offers practical steps to managing remote and flexible work coexisting in the same space as life. Reclaim Your Time Off offers:
• Fab's unique 3-step solution: Simplify, Delegate, Automate.
• Regular "Action Steps" and coaching activities to help you see and understand current patterns and reasons for overwhelm, and turn them around.
• Practical strategies to learn how to rest and work smarter.
In the current working landscape, we work really hard. On average, over 60 hours per week. "Burnout" is a ubiquitous buzzword. Being overly busy is a badge of honour. This book uncovers how "busyness" can impact negatively on creativity. We need to relearn the art of being bored. Down time is an essential part of productivityand a vital component in good health and wellbeing. This book shows us how to protect it.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 16 members
Do you struggle to keep your work and personal lives separate? Do you want to be more productive in less time at work? Has working remotely been a struggle for you - whether as an employee or manager? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to read this book! There is something for everyone, even those who already focus a lot on self-improvement, routines, etc. I really liked all the useful tips I can directly (and easily apply). The book was very straight-forward but was fun and engaging to read. For such a quick read, this book can make a HUGE impact on your life!
Reclaim Your Time Off by Fab Giovanetti This book came at just the right time for me. I have a very busy job as a childcare solicitor, which throughout the pandemic has been done working from home. Even my Court Hearings are conducted via Microsoft Teams. There are times when my role is overwhelming and stressful and today, I needed to refocus and reclaim my own rules around my work. It’s Easter weekend and I found myself needing to log on and get on top of my tasks and commitments. All too often I finish my working day late, even 8-10 hours is not enough to work through my tasks and for me to feel that I have achieved and had a productive day. This book was incredibly insightful. In parts I felt like I was reading about my own working day and it was refreshing to understand the impact of ‘time dysmorphia’ upon my day. I am all too guilty of assuming that I can achieve more than I sometimes do and this leaves me disheartened. I read this book in a day and I completely intend to read this again and complete some of the tasks and journal tasks and apply this to my own circumstances and reclaim my time. Thank you Fab, for putting out such a focussed and relatable publication. I thoroughly enjoyed this and will be recommending to friends and colleagues! This is absolutely a must read for everyone and should be compulsory reading!! I will be posting on my Instagram and goodreads once I have drafted the insta post and around publication day and I will update this with a link at that point.
This book could not have come at a better time, after 14 months of working from home I am burnt out! The line between working and resting have blurred and my evenings have now become time for catching up on work with a glass of wine in hand. Fab's book has really made me appreciate the importance of switching off and shown me that by doing this I'm actually more productive when I am at work. Even if you're not working from home or self-employed this book will help you! Couldn't recommend this enough, complete game-changer!
I love this book. Fab is, quite frankly, fab! I'm definitely a workaholic, I feel guilty whenever I take time off and really struggle to switch off, and for some reason believe that because I'm working remotely I should be available 24/7, so when I saw that this book was being published on my birthday I saw it as a sign and decided I must read it! And I'm so glad I did. Fab Giovanetti, a recovering workaholic, talks us through a number of scenarios and actions to help us address our work-life balance, and I found I really related to what she was saying. From writing out your top values and what an ideal day looks like to working out why you worry about taking time off, Giovanetti covers everything to help you cope with this weird 'new normal' post-pandemic flexible working. Remote working is heavy. I've never worked so hard, I've never taken so much on and I've never found it so hard to take some time for me, but after reading this I know I can do better and be better. I'm 100% going to be using these action steps going forward and, honestly, I was sold from the moment Giovanetti told me to buy a new notebook. Thank you Fab (and Watkins Publishing!), I can't wait to take some of these learnings forward and reclaim my time off! (I also want to say I really love the cover, it's bold and striking and definitely grabbed my attention!)