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How to get a Good Work Life Balance

16 April 2018 No Comment

If you want to be the best you possible, then it’s all about striking the right balance in all areas of your life. One of the biggest areas of your life that you can work on is getting a balance between your career and your home life. This is easier said than done though, so follow these tips in order to do just that.

Set out your Working Hours

In the modern age, it feels like work never really stops. We often have our work emails on our personal devices and have to prepare outside of working hours too. This is a serious mistake to make, as it means that you aren’t defining the limits between work and home time.

This kind of overlap can end up being really harmful, as you’re not able to relax properly outside of work. This then adds to stress and means you won’t get the benefit of your time away from the office.

Work with a Coach

If you’re struggling with reaching this balance, or dedicating time to yourself, then it may be time to contact an online career coach. They’ll be able to teach you how to work smarter and free up time in your schedule that you can use for more personal projects.

This kind of coaching will help you to make the most of your time that you spend working. Professional help makes all the difference, as this will show you aspects of your working life that need attention, which you may not have considered.

Be Prepared to say no

So much of our working life revolves around constantly saying yes to our bosses and colleagues. This may mean doing overtime or taking on extra tasks, which can end up making you feel burnt out. It’s alright to say no to these things, especially if you feel that you already have enough on your plate.

This is a tough thing to get to grips with, especially if you’re accustomed to always saying yes. Take the time to evaluate whether you’re really able to help out or if you already have enough to do.

Set Rules

As an employee, you can still set your own rules. This means you choose how long you spend on a project and what hours you are available outside of office hours. If you want to make yourself available then that’s at your own discretion outside of your usual working hours.

You might want to communicate these rules or just keep them unsaid, whichever you do be sure to stick to them. If you’re inconsistent and don’t stick to your own rules, then you can’t expect others to either. Be prepared to be tested on these rules and make sure you’re able to stand up for yourself.

Crafting a work life balance that works for you is essential, if you don’t then you’ll just get burnt out and create problems for yourself later on. Work on this if you want your life to feel more rewarding.

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