Striking a better work-life balance
.28 Mar

Striking a better work-life balance

Compounding stress from the never ending workday is damaging.

It could hurt relationships, health and overall happiness.

When you find yourself struggling to meet the 5pm or 6pm deadline Mondays-Fridays, be rest assured that your stress level has gone up and some things are not quite balanced up yet.

There will always be a juggle between career demands and personal life but the tips below will help you strike gold in achieving a work-life balance that best suits you.

You may have to set some limits for the sole purpose of looking after yourself.

  1. Keep track of and manage your time: Cut down on working long hours and focus on your outcomes. Trim internet surfing that obstructs your work. Limit interaction with less constructive people and devote quality time to high priority people and activities.
  2. Keep fit: It is well known that exercise is a stress reducer, increases blood flow and oxygen levels in the brain. Embrace a work-out routine that best suits you. This could help reduce the risk of heart diseases and high blood pressure.
  3. Get enough sleep: Not getting enough sleep can lead to a host of negative outcomes which can make it hard to effectively juggle work and life. Negative outcomes like Increased stress levels, decreased decision making ability, negative attitude at work and home can be averted if one gets enough sleep. This could also require you leaving work at work and trying to leave the office early at least twice a week so you have more sleep time.
  4. Change the structure of your life: The first thing to consider here would be your diet. Have a healthy diet. Make sure to embrace vegetables and fruits and avoid food with high calories. Consider taking up a new hobby and be committed to it. Take a trip annually or bi-annually depending on your budget. See the world and meet new people. In short, take a break from the norm!
  5. Volunteering: Most people don’t see the importance of volunteering but it’s a brilliant way to enhance your life. By volunteering, you can learn new skills, pass on knowledge and put your existing skills to good use. Volunteering can reduce your stress level, boost your social and emotional well-being.

“Resilient people feel a greater sense of control over their lives. Reactive people have less control and are more prone to stress.”

Striking a better work-life balance gives you more control of your life.

It’s a continuous process so you may have to examine your priorities and make changes where necessary. This will keep you on track.

Striking a better work-life balance gives you more control of your life.

It’s a continuous process so you may have to examine your priorities and make changes where necessary. This will keep you on track.

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