Tips for achieving and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

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It is also important to schedule time for your own renewal.

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Our wish to excel professionally can leave us forgetting about our own well-being by focusing too much on work. As a result, it takes precedence over everything else in our lives. In order to improve not only our physical but also emotional and mental health a harmonious work balance must be observed.

A good work-life balance has numerous positive effects, including minimizing stress and promoting overall well-being. This is beneficial for both employees and employers alike.

Here are some tips that will help you balance the two:

Find a job that you love

Work satisfaction goes hand in hand with loving what you do. Although work is an expected societal norm, your career should not be restraining. If you do not love what you do, you are not going to be happy.

Make time for You

As much as work, health and relationships take priority in your life, it is also important to schedule time for your own renewal. Indulge in some small pleasure daily. Take at least 30 minutes of uninterrupted "you time." It will do wonders for your well-being, and your relationships and your career will benefit too. 

Prioritize your health.

Your overall physical, emotional and mental health should be your main concern. If you struggle with anxiety or depression and think therapy would benefit you, fit those sessions into your schedule. If you are battling a chronic illness, don't be afraid to call in sick on rough days.

Leave work at work

Develop a mental on-off switch between work and home. It helps to establish a transitional activity between the two realms. This might consist of listening to music or recorded books during your evening commute, exercising or keeping personal appointments. Scheduling such activities immediately following your normal work hours also prevents you from spending that extra time at the office which then turns into several hours.

Be open about your needs

 The first thing people need to do is identify what matters to them and communicate it. Don’t hide it and don’t expect others to guess what makes you feel balanced and fulfilled.

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    mary | September 17, 2019 12:32

    Food for thought

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