How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

In today’s busy world, prioritizing between your work and your personal life can be a huge challenge. You need time for both work and other aspects of life, so you can perform optimally in both areas. Maintaining work life balance is not only important for your personal health and relationships, but it also improves the efficiency of your work performance.

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Set boundaries
Today’s technology can make employees accessible 24/7. Turn off your cell phone and laptop when you’re spending time with your friends and family but also ask them to not interrupt your workday unless it’s an emergency.

Take a look at your personal habits and general lifestyle
Dedicate a few chunks of time each week to self-care. Eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep, make time for fun and relaxation and improve your exercise habits.

Evaluate your relationships
Recognize which relationships are important to you and invest more time in cultivating them. The relationship with self is often overlooked but is one of the most important.

Vacations are a necessity
If a person doesn’t have a time to relax, their ability to do their job decreases.Take all of your vacation and totally disconnect. You don’t need to go far, and you don’t need to spend lots of money, but it has to be prolonged down time, where renewal and regeneration can take place.

Find a mentor
No matter what kind of industry you’re in, what kind of career you’re building, or what kind of person you are, having a great mentor is a key factor in becoming successful. Think of someone you look up to and ask them for advice.

Set your priorities
Identify what’s most important in your life and decide what will deliver the greatest sense of fulfillment, prosperity and harmony to you. Devote quality time to these high-priority people and activities.

Time management
Knowing how to effectively manage our time is a crucial skill in helping us gain a sense of balance and reduce stress. Think of how satisfied you are with the way you are spending your time and try to avoid distractions so you can focus on your goals.

Learn how to say “no”
You can’t please everyone all of the time, which is why saying ‘no’ is important. Don’t accept every request that comes your way. If it doesn’t fit into your schedule or align with your priorities, do not overwhelm yourself by taking on more.

Identify the time-wasters
Sometimes we get involved in activities that do not contribute to our greatest success or happiness. Don’t waste your time on things that don’t enhance your career or personal life.

 

Source: forbes.com / salary.com


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