The work-life balance is an aspect of great value and you should really pay close attention to it. Especially right now when it seems like we’re living in the Gold Rush of Technology era and we have our plates full day by day. You may feel tired, overwhelmed and pressured, you’re not the only one. Supposedly, it should be quite simple: you go to work, you bend over and backwards to keep everything in line and afterwards, you go home and just switch off. But we don’t really function like that, we get stressed, bummed out, overworked, we lack enthusiasm and motivation and maybe we’re even depressed. You need to restore the equilibrium back to your life before it’s too late.
1. Rebuild your schedule and rethink priorities
Before starting a new week, especially if you know it’s going to be a busy one, build a neat schedule and follow it. You may think it will not help a lot, but trust us it will make a difference having everything organized and knowing which task is more urgent than the other, when’s the deadliest deadline and what you have left to do. Prioritize them into categories (Urgent, Important but not urgent, and so on), this will help you keep in mind what you have to do and how much time you have to do it. We all stress about projects, meetings or presentations, but you need to be aware that it is better to have finish some of your task flawlessly, than finish them all and get a disaster.
2. Acknowledge your ups and downs
Some of us are morning birds, while others get boosted during mid-day, evening or even at night. We know you might not be able to pick out your work hours, but it will surely help you to get things done when you’re in your best shape possible. Do the high-concentration tasks in the morning if that suits you better or try to juggle with your schedule and take some time to do them on your own terms.
3. Honor your “me” time
No matter how full your week is set aside in a calendar some time just for you. It is really important you don’t let yourself get gobbled in your work. Meet some friends for a drink, socializing and human connection will do you a lot of good and put you in a better state of mind. Make time for family activities, relax and take up a hobby you always wanted. Also, don’t forget to exercise, go jogging, stretch, try yoga or go to the gym, whatever suits you, do it.
Diet is also important, watch out what you eat because some foods can suck the energy right out of you, respect your lunch break and don’t skip meals. Worst-case scenario get a business-coach, they will surely know how to help you deal with your struggles. It has become difficult to maintain this work-life balance, but we know you can do it.