Finding and maintaining a work-life balance can be difficult. But when it’s not there, things get even more difficult. Without this balance, people are more prone to insomnia, depression, chronic fatigue, constant anxiety, and aggression.
So that nothing like this happens, and your work obligations and the rest of your life are in harmony, here are a few simple tips.
Manage your time effectively
If you too often want to have at least 30 hours in a day, you should schedule both work and home affairs. Good planning helps you get through tasks at work faster and free up time for relaxation, hobbies, and communication with loved ones. The main thing is to find a planning system that is right for you.
Take breaks for physical activity
Do not forget to break away from the computer from time to time and do a short warm-up (literally 10-15 minutes). This will improve not only your physical condition but also your morale.
Sometimes the work schedule becomes unmanageable: you are called to work on weekends and holidays, they call you at any time of the day or night, and sometimes they hint that if you start living right in the office, you will not have a price.
All of this is a good reason to establish reasonable boundaries with the employer. After all, you don’t live for monthly reports and burning deadlines.
Try to calmly explain to your boss that you are unavailable at certain times of the day or that you cannot rush to work on your weekends.
Mindfulness is a simple therapeutic technique that requires you to focus your attention on the present moment. It helps relieve stress, get rid of negative emotions and anxiety.
As you practice mindfulness regularly, you will notice that you have become much calmer in responding to any stimuli, and you no longer want to, for example, yell at your spouse because you had a difficult day at work.
Stick to your phone less often
Phones, tablets, laptops, and other technological wonders are great. Still, sometimes they take too much time that could be spent on something more critical: urgent work, communication with loved ones, walks, self-education, games, training, etc.