5 Tips For Creating Work-Life-Balance In Your Life
Have you noticed that SO many people are workaholics and are slammed with business meetings, projects, deadlines, and stressful days. This kind of lifestyle does not leave much room for other activities in your life.
While working is obviously very important, I don’t think that any job should be the end all, be all, every single day. In order to live a balanced life, you need to make sure that one portion of your life (like work) is not overwhelming the other very important sections.
If you are tired of being stressed out, I highly suggest working on living more of a more balanced life. If you do not know where to start, fear not because I have a few secrets to for creating work-life-balance in your life:
Focus on exercise and healthy eating
In order to be successful in all aspects of your life, you need to make sure that you are taking care of yourself. Taking care of yourself by getting exercise regularly, as well as incorporating healthy eating into your everyday lifestyle will not only make you healthier, but it can also give you feelings of confidence, satisfaction, and general happiness.
It doesn’t just stop at healthy eating and exercise, though. You need to make sure that you are also getting enough sleep at night, in order to function properly during the day.
Take time to be alone
Taking time for yourself is essential when it comes to living a well-balanced life. There are many different ways to take time for yourself, but some of my best ideas are meditation, yoga, reading a book, journaling, reflecting on your day, sitting outside, drinking tea, stretching and taking a bath.
You can choose different activities if you prefer, but try to focus on activities that will allow you to reflect on your day, or activities that will give you positive energy.
Set boundaries and specific work hours each day
Setting boundaries and work hours is extremely important when it comes to your work-life balance. This is especially important if you have access to your work from home because you could end up finding yourself checking emails and doing client work at home, if you are not careful.
Setting boundaries for yourself can definitely help you avoid overworking and burnout. I know that it can be hard to turn the work switch off once you head home, but you need to try your best. Setting work hours and making a daily to-do list can be extremely helpful when it comes to this.
Once you have your list checked off, take the evening off and reset for the next day. The checklist will keep filling back up, but that does not mean that you have to work all hours of the day and night to get it done. Instead, set work hours for yourself and try your best to stick with them.
This one is for those of you reading this while at work right now. Procrastination is one of the biggest barriers for anyone with anything slightly less than thrilling to do; but, I have some news for you, and you might not like it… you are in control of how much you procrastinate!
There is a reason that Nike made its slogan “Just Do It” (I frequently have to repeat this to myself while working out) – that is exactly what you need to do at work. The faster you start your work, the faster it will be over, and the faster you can start doing the things that you would rather be doing without unfinished work looming over your head. Get to it!
Schedule family time
If you struggle when it comes to unplugging from work, schedule family time into your calendar. Work meetings are easy to take when they are already written into your calendar, so shouldn’t family time become easier to take when it’s actually scheduled into your calendar?
When you do focus on family time, unplug. It’s really easy to get distracted when your phone is constantly going “DING” in the background from work texts, emails, and chats. Turn it off, or set it aside so that you can be 100% immersed in family time.
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