How can you achieve an improved work-life balance in your life?
Last Time We Went Over These Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance:
One: Search Out a Flexible Employer.
Two: Ask and You Shall Receive (Maybe).
Three: Form a Work-Life Balance Committee.
Let’s keep going!
Tip Four: Schedule ‘Me’ Time
If it’s important to you to do a thirty-minute workout three times a week, mark it on your calendar. In fact, use a permanent marker.
There will always be some `more important’ work projects that compete for your time. Most importantly, you need to realize that
your personal commitments are just as valuable.
Tip Five: Realize a Temporary Lack of Balance is Acceptable
Sometimes, you may feel your life is out of balance. And, it’s worth it. For example, going back to school is the next step in your career. Your family needs to understand that you won’t be available for family functions while you study.
And, you may need to take the time to care for a child, parent, or new classes.
If the benefit is bigger than the drawback, then accept it. Besides this, you have a new important and temporary priority. In time, you can shift back to a better balance with a new sense of accomplishment.
Tip Six: Recognize the Signs of Burnout for an Improved Work-Life Balance
When life remains out of balance for a long time, burnout magically appears.
- Are you as tired when you wake up as you were when you went to bed?
- Do the little pleasures of life fail to satisfy you?
- Is your productivity waning?
Refresh yourself! It could be something as simple as taking a weekend vacation. Or as major as changing careers. The first step is recognizing it, so you can put your life back in balance.
Reap the Rewards of a Balanced Life Today!
Determine what your personal and professional needs are at this time. And decide if your workplace is meeting them. If it’s not a match, then review the six tips and make the necessary changes.
When all the puzzle pieces fit together, you will be a better friend, parent, employee, and person.
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