This is one of society's biggest questions how to achieve a healthy work life balance.
The demands that are placed on us in society can be quite daunting. There have been many studies published highlighting the growing concerns with increased anxiety, stress, leading to serious illness such as blood pressure, cancers, and an array of mental disorders.
Here are some simple top tips based on our own experience on how to help with achieving the right work life balance for you:
Organisation is key in managing your daily tasks. We sometimes feel that organisation is just appropriate for the workplace, however that is not the case, it is important to have your personal life, social life and work-life all organised.
Organisation means taking time out to plan your daily activities, this requires self-discipline. Instead of watching that extra 10 minutes on TV or scrolling through social media, use those 10 minutes to map out your next day, personal, work and social life.
Organisation is key in achieving the balance between your personal life and work-life as it ensures time is spent appropriately between both.
Don't become distracted stick to your plan!
Understanding what is important:
As we go through life, we will have different expectations, these expectations will define the degree of importance. For example, the student studying to pass exams, the young adult looking for romance, the parents caring for their children, the person who wants to move forward in their career etc. When we are focussing on achieving our objectives, it is easy for us to lose sight of other events in our life that is passing by.
It's important to stand back sometimes and understand what am I missing by being so focused. It could be as simple as taking 10 minutes to meet a friend for a coffee, to make a phone call to a loved one, sit down and read a book to your child, before engaging in a work task, ask yourself is there another way this can be done. It is all about taking time out to review what's going on in your life to ensure you don’t loose sight of what is important.
You don’t need to be the perfectionist on everything:
We all have the desire to please and do the perfect task. There are so many tasks that need to be completed, while it is our desire to be a perfectionist on all tasks, we sometimes need to stand back and understand what is the big picture, what task is paramount and what is the least important. Understand what is the best use of your time and don't be afraid to spend less time on the tasks that are less important.