A lot of us are struggling to achieve and maintain a work-life balance. If you are looking to strike a balance, you can follow these tips.
- Manage your time wisely.
Your entire day is composed of 24 hours. Within these 24 hours, you surely have tasks to do, from doing essential tasks as eating and sleeping, to doing necessary tasks such as taking classes or working. If you do not manage your time wisely, you will feel like you don’t have enough time.
Try to prioritize your tasks accordingly. Writing down your tasks for the day will help a lot in keeping yourself in check, and it feels SO good to cross off completed tasks!
- Set work hours.
Make it a point to set aside enough time for your work. However, see to it that your work does not take up most of your day. Otherwise, you will feel tired and stressed afterward. Create a work schedule, deciding which tasks you’re going to tackle at a certain hour. Make it a point to follow your schedule.
- Leave your work at the office.
Always leave your office work right where it should be, at the office. This can be a challenge in the age of cell phones and 24 hour accessibility. One solution is to send work related calls to voice mail or ignore your work email until your next work session. Don’t even check your work email, if it’s there now it will still be there tomorrow When you arrive home, your focus should be on your loved ones and yourself.
- Keep yourself healthy.
Think about keeping yourself healthy as a must-do. When you are healthy and feeling good, you will be better equipped to take on the challenges of work and life. Eat healthy meals. Make exercise a priority. Drink plenty of fluids. Get enough rest and sleep.
- Take some “me” time.
Never feel guilty about prioritizing yourself, your needs and your wants. Always allocate time for yourself. Do what you love. Engage in hobbies that interest you. And once in a while, pamper yourself.
Taking some “me” time will help you emotionally and mentally healthy. It will also help you recharge and be ready to take on the challenges life can bring.
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