A Guide To Achieving A Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance remains one of the factors most sought-after factors by employees when choosing a company. The balance between private life and work means taking responsibility for yourself first and for your own life, making adjustments to work habits and personal life. 

When people have difficulty managing work and family responsibilities, fatigue and worries wear down the primary and essential element of productivity, attention. 

Recent research has shown that the greater the fatigue, the greater the effort required to do one’s job, and the level of performance drops.

Create More Time For Social Relationships

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The key to everything lies in how well we can organize our lives and plan appropriately. How you can reconcile your social responsibilities with the amount of time you dedicate to work is only a matter of proper planning.

Do Not Turn Free Time Into Stress

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Often, free time risks turning into a rush to all the activities that we have not been able to do during the week. The primary purpose of your free time remains, in fact, relaxation, helpful in recovering energy because of a new week of commitments.

Create Clear Boundaries

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For example, avoid taking the computer to bed or answering a business call at the table or during family time. It is essential, especially with your employer, to define precise boundaries to clarify your availability in an absolutely transparent way.

Literally, Pause

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Switching off and taking a breath of fresh air also regenerates ideas! Also, take a break for meals. Please do not read the news during lunch and consume it without staying at the workplace. 

Equally valuable are small relaxation exercises. Meditate, practice progressive muscle relaxation, take breathing breaks – choose the relaxation method you prefer.

Avoid Multitasking

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Do you often feel overwhelmed with too many tasks, duties, and deadlines? Make a to-do list. It will help you organize your tasks and prioritize them. Set realistic daily goals; for more demanding tasks, set intermediate goals. Complete the most difficult tasks first; you will feel lighter. 

When planning, consider your personal performance curve as well: when are you most productive? Complete one task after another, setting a time limit for each of them. Avoid multitasking. It just makes you nervous and disturbs your concentration.

Written By:
Titi Dokubo

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