5 Superb tips that will help you strike a perfect work-life balance
Do you feel like you are occupied with your work all the time? Do you feel that your work is draining you mentally and you are not getting enough time to spend with your loved ones or do what you love or even to take rest?
You might wonder what it means to have a perfect work-life balance. If you are able to work with your full potential and deliver your best in your professional life in such a way that it does not impact your mental health and you have the energy and at the same time, you are able to engage in various activities in your personal life, then kudos! You have achieved the perfect work-life balance.
The greatest disadvantage of the changing workplace dynamics due to the global pandemic is disturbed work-life balance. In the virtual workplace, often there are no fixed working hours and as a result, our work starts interfering with our personal lives. This results in overburdening, strained relationships and negatively hampers our physical as well as mental well-being.
So let us look at some of the tips that successful professionals give to achieve a good work-life balance.
1) Laying down priorities and goals is the key
You might have tons of tasks in your hand. But you do not need to panic because you will be able to finish all of them without getting overwhelmed if you manage your time properly.
While structuring your daily, weekly, and monthly schedules, include your work tasks as well as family commitments, and do not forget to prioritize them.
Laying down goals that you have to accomplish at the end of every day, week and month will also help you to finish your work and get time for personal activities. And keep in mind that these goals should be 100% realistic.
2) Do not hesitate before setting boundaries
Eminent professionals have time and again reiterated the significance of setting boundaries in your professional life for mental and physical well-being.
The most important aspect of setting boundaries is having fixed working hours. If you are in a flexible workplace, then choose the working hours at the time when you are the most productive so that you will be able to work with complete determination.
If you do not set a fixed start and end time for your work, then you will find yourself working the whole day, even at night. And this is one of the biggest reasons for the poor mental health of employees.
3) Say ‘no’ to the extra burden
We are often of the opinion that if we say no to any task at our workplace, it will portray a negative image in front of our employers and they may even fire us for not doing the work. But that is not at all true. If you feel that you are given excessive work in addition to your share of work, then the wisest thing you can do is talk to your employer about the extra load so that they can come up with ways in which those tasks can be completed without overburdening any employee.
4) Unplug and relax
After you have immersed yourself completely in your work during the working hours and finished your goals for the day, sign out and detach yourself completely from anything related to work. This includes not replying to emails that are not urgent or telling them that you are done for the day and you will look into it tomorrow.
The time that is left after your working hours is for you to relax. And instead of feeling guilty about not burning the midnight oil, view relaxation as something that will enhance your professional life by rejuvenating you and boosting your energy levels for the next day. As part of relaxation, I would recommend you to go out for a walk or to exercise amidst nature.
5) Engage in a hobby
Another amazing way of relaxing after your working hours is to engage in an activity that you absolutely love. It can be anything that you find your solace in such as painting or reading books.
A hobby will help you to manage your work-related stress and will certainly enhance your mental health.
The cut-throat competition among people to be successful has given rise to the tendency to overwork and a zeal to do everything perfectly. To be ambitious is important, but being overambitious can prove counterproductive. Therefore it is important to give equal priority to your physical and mental health.
If you start implementing the tips that I have mentioned above, you will find yourself in a position where you have a good work-life balance.
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