Mommy Katie: Do You Have The Right Work/Life Balance?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Do You Have The Right Work/Life Balance?

Maintaining the fine balance between work and your life is crucial to lead a healthy life. Even if you’re working hard to bring about a steady flow of cash, you should always reserve some time for yourself to enjoy the good things that can be bought with what you’re earning. How do you keep the right work/life balance? Here are a few ways that can help you accomplish that.

Understanding boundaries

When you are given extra tasks at work, it’s always fine to say no. Even though embracing more responsibilities at work can work wonders to help you get that promotion, you should always consider your own health and well-being. It’s best to set-up boundaries at work so you can enjoy more out of life. Learn to identify where work ends and life begins to help you get a better balance between the two. Knowing your limits can help you maintain a healthy balance between work and life.

Allot time for yourself

If you’re getting too caught up with work, cut back on the amount of things that you do and learn how to appreciate yourself. Allotting time for yourself and your loved ones not only improves your mental state, it also gives you more time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Take a quick vacation at a nearby destination over the weekend and just kick back on a hammock near the beach. Having time for yourself, whether you’re getting a massage or treating yourself for an entire day, allows you to know yourself better and those who are around you.

Keep the passion alive

You might find yourself getting bored with the work that you do, so it is important to keep the flame alive. To maintain a strong passion for your work, you can always find new ways on how to do the tasks that you have at hand. Try and use your personal strengths with how you do things around in the office. For example, if you’re going to prepare a presentation, use different forms of media to express what you have in mind. Find that spark in your work life to keep the passion alive.

Work hard, Party harder

Finding the right place where you can kick back and enjoy being yourself can bring an increase to productivity. Grab yourself a drink and converse with your friends. You don’t have to party like you used to back in college, all you have to do is to become a more sociable being. You can also meet and socialize with others when you go to parties that are related to your industry.

Continue to learn

Find a more productive way to spend time with yourself. Learning not only helps you become a better person, it also gives you new and exciting ways on how you can do better in your job. Keep yourself busy with learning activities that you can enjoy on your spare time. There are a number of sites online that can help you maintain PMP and PDUs that you can use to improve your skills and talents. You can even get online training for free on some websites!

Gear up for the future and enjoy a proper work/life balance to keep your mind and body healthy. Always remember to make time for yourself and your loved ones and keep the stress from work out of the door.

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lil_lady_dz said...

I so need some balance in my life period, especially when it comes to work and my life. I really need some time for myself and I miss my friends.

Janet W. said...

I'm retired now, thank goodness, but I had the hardest time finding the perfect work/life balance back when I was teaching.