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Managing work life balance


How often are we hearing the importance of work life balance!

Most of us know what we should be doing, but often have various excuses why our work life balance isn’t balanced.

Some of convince ourselves we will ‘fix’ it or ‘sort’ it next week, next month, next year; soon…

The trouble is time just disappears and before we know it we are heading into burnout!

We live in a 24/7 world where expectations are high, demands are even higher, and we can often feel pressured about ‘doing’ more and doing it now! We feel we need to respond to that email right now even when we are working on something that is a priority!

For some, a career change is what is called for, and when it takes place, we end up in the same situation. We may reduce our hours in work, but often still find ourselves still clocking up the hours and never using that gym membership or going for that much-needed walk along the beach.

There is a multitude of information on the website which can feel overwhelming and difficult, however, keeping it simple with three easy key ways to manage our work and life better to bring about that much-needed balance is indeed possible.

Below are three key ways to manage work and life balance:

Set Clear Boundaries: Establish clear boundaries between work and personal time. Define specific work hours and commit to unplugging from work-related tasks outside of those designated times to maintain a healthy balance.

Prioritise and Delegate: Identify key tasks and prioritize them based on importance and deadlines. Delegate when possible, and don’t hesitate to ask for support. This helps prevent feeling overwhelmed and ensures a more manageable workload.

Schedule Self-Care Time: Treat personal time with the same importance as work commitments. Schedule regular breaks, vacations, and moments for self-care. This dedicated time allows you to recharge, reducing stress and contributing to a more balanced life.

If possible, spend some time seeing what small steps you can take to change current lifestyle into your desired lifestyle, and you may surprise yourself how much easier it is than you think.

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