Balancing Life and Work

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

When trying to get ahead in your career, one has to be careful not to forget about living a healthy and balanced life.  This balance can actually be advantageous in your career as it can make you more productive, happier and more focused.  

Here are some ideas on how to maintain a healthy life-work balance.

Balancing Life and Work

Set Goals

Setting specific objectives and goals with incremental milestones can help you achieve your goals in a timely manner.  This may help you keep on track, and avoid getting overwhelmed.   These small milestones along the way will give you clarity in your goals and make you accountable. Having timelines in place will help you to achieve your goals in a timely manner.   Meeting these milestones will help to boost your confidence.

Focus on Priorities

Make sure that you spend your time on high priority tasks.  This will help to keep you focused and on task.  Make sure that if something is draining on your time or energy; try to figure out ways to reduce this occurrence your life.  Learn to say no when you need to spend time at home or away from the office.

Activity outside of work

Whether you participate in exercise clubs or reading clubs, make sure it’s something that you enjoy and something that can help take your mind off of work.  This way, your mind has something else that it can focus on and provides a good outlet.  You may even find that taking the time to find time to relax can can go a long way.

Take Proper Care of Your Health

Nothing is important than your health. Therefore, pay special attention to your health. Have a complete night's rest of at least 7 hours, follow health care tips, keep balance in your eating habits and most importantly exercise regularly. It is also strongly recommended to avoid work related stress and depression.

Remember also to spend quality time with family and friends.  This will help to ensure that you are taking care of precious relationships.  

If you follow these tips, you may find that you are happier about life in general!