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Find Balance: How to Achieve Work-Life Balance in the New Year

Work-Life Balance Tips

28 Dec Find Balance: How to Achieve Work-Life Balance in the New Year

Achieving a good, healthy work-life balance can be difficult, especially if you work from home. Life is tough, and there are many distractions and challenges abound. Between work and other obligations it can be a challenge to look after yourself and can leave you with no time for relationships or activities you enjoy. However, where there’s a will, there is a way, and with a bit of effort, you too can achieve a perfect work-life balance.

While there is no one size fits all solution, everyone has the ability to bring balance into their life. To help you strike the correct balance in your life, check out our helpful work-life balance tips!

1. Remember you can’t control everything

Chaos in life happens, and sometimes you get thrown curve balls. Instead of getting frustrated, try to focus your time and attention on the things you can control. By remembering this simple fact can drastically help with your overall mental and physical well-being.

2. Schedule in some down time

Everyone needs a break now and then to recharge and refresh. If you don’t do this, you run a huge risk of burn out. If you get burnt out, you can’t be of assistance to anyone, especially yourself. Make sure you schedule some quiet, down time so you can take care of yourself.

3. Don’t waste your time

Review what you are currently doing and drop the activities and people who are not adding value to your life, and who are draining you of time and energy. Meaning you should drop any activity that is preventing you from doing your job (i.e. personal phone calls, social media, etc.) or any person who can’t stop gossiping or venting.

4. Consolidate your errands

Running small errands here and there can add up, so view and rethink your schedule and try to consolidate your errands. Don’t run out for each errand separately. Instead, get your errands done in one shot. If this is not possible, you may want to outsource. Meaning instead of going to the post office for stamps, order them online or use a shopping service to order your groceries online and have them delivered.

5. Leave work at work

With technology, it can be difficult to leave work at work, especially if you work from home, but setting boundaries between the two is necessary. This means once your work day is done, leave everything work related at the office, even if that means that the office is a room in your house. Don’t look at any work emails, and if you have a separate work phone and you aren’t on call 24/7, turn it off during non-work hours. Also, do not gossip about work after hours, just leave it all behind you.