I got to Friday luch time,sat down at my desk and felt bad. My colleague tried to rally me with the thought of the weekend but all I could think of was that my job was an unremitting slog, working in the day, preparing in the evening and weekends. I was not sure I could keep this up. I had been working solidly for the last 2 weeks. I knew it was time to switch off!
So this weekend I haven't prepared any work. (ok I thought about work a bit.. as I did some housework... but other than that and of course this blog entry.. nothing!
I found the series of information sheets from The college and university support network useful
Tips for managing your time and workload
Work-life Balance - what is it and how do I achieve it?
Your top tips for time management
Assertiveness: your right to say no
How working extra hours can impact you
They also have an online support team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are there for straightforward questions you need an answer to, or to help you with bigger issue that are troubling you where you may need some extra support.