In a world where more and more people find themselves working in roles that could be considered “always on” jobs, how do you achieve and maintain work-life balance? Here are some of the tips for you to reclaim the control and have a better work-life balance.
Set boundaries & limitations
You will find that there is also something else you can do. There is always another email to reply to or a problem to work with, but you need to PERSONALLY respect your boundaries. If you don’t, then you can't expect others to respect them. You cannot achieve your balance if you don’t respect the boundaries you have put in place. It will be hard in the beginning but you need to stick with it so you develop a routine and drive a culture and lifestyle of predictability. Make a clear distinction between your work & personal life in order to define your limits at both fronts.
Embrace off button
Pretty much every piece of technology has an off button, so use it. It is not easy and for many people this is the hardest thing to do. To get started, do it in phases. Don’t bring your mobile phone to the dinner table. When you are on vacation, be on vacation. Once you have done it a few times, it is easier to push the boundaries. When you unplug and step back you will start to experience one of life’s greatest treasures - perspective.
Leave work at work
Create boundary between your work and home. Reduce email access and unplug yourself to technology that connect you to your work virtually everywhere. Encourage yourself to make a plan that will habitually separate your work time to your personal time.
Adherence to a regular exercise routine may make it easier for you to balance your work to your personal time. Though it's hard to make time for exercise when you have a jam-packed schedule, it may ultimately help you to get more done because it boost your energy level and ability to concentrate. According to a research, people who are dedicated to have regular exercise experience less stress at work and had greater confidence in handling conflicts between work and family.
Balancing the demands of a busy lifestyle is not an easy thing to do. This is best managed by regularly assessing your priorities. If you're finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and personal life, you're not alone. Beat burnout by balancing time of your work with your personal activities and the people that matter most.