Use these four tips to better balance your work and personal life.
Most of us know how hard it can be to create the perfect work-life balance, especially for those of us who have children at home. Today I’m here to share that it is possible, and I’m providing four tips I’ve used to help you find the balance between your work life and your personal life:
1. Work out in the morning. If you force yourself to get up in the morning to do some sort of physical activity, you can work off some of the energy that leaves you feeling antsy at your desk. Then, you can focus more on your work instead of watching the clock until you can get out of there.
“Enjoy the life you have, and try not to become hyperfocused on your work all day.”
2. Take a break during the day. If you get a lunch break, that’s great! If you don’t, or if you have a meeting during lunch, take five minutes when you get back to sit quietly and relax. Don’t sit on your phone, either—just take some time to focus on your breathing and look around at the beautiful world you live in. Enjoy the life you have, and try not to become hyperfocused on your work all day.
3. Give your family the best of you. When you get home from work, actively try to separate your thoughts about work so you can be fully present and engaged with your family. Once you turn down for the night (put the kids to bed, wash the dishes, etc.), you can check in on work again. However….
4. Don’t stay “on” for too long. Remember to turn yourself off at a decent hour so you can get the sleep you need. Don’t waste time scrolling through social media before bed; it’s recommended that you turn off your screens at least an hour before bed so you can get the optimal amount of restful sleep.
If you’re looking to find a better balance between your work and personal life, try incorporating these tips into your routine to see how they work for you. If you have any questions about this or other topics, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone or email. We’d love to hear from you.