Are you struggling to reclaim your time from work? There is no clear-cut time between work hours and personal time? You get to work all day with little productivity and also have no time for anything else?
Having a healthy work-life balance is important. As much as a healthy work-life balance might mean a lot of things for different people, we must fill fulfilled in both parts of our lives.
A healthy work-life balance might mean
- Not worrying about work when you shouldn’t
- Meeting your deadlines at work and still having time for family, friends, hobbies
- Having enough time to sleep properly and eat well
An unhealthy work-life balance can lead to
- Less time for family
How can we maintain a balance between work and life?
1. Learn to prioritize your time:
List out your plans for a week. Also, list out your time wasters. Now, create a schedule for your activities and assign the time of completion to it.
2. Set boundaries between work and personal time:
It is very easy to slip into work when you are supposed to do some other activities. Be sure to be firm with separating these activities.
3. Put away your devices:
Technology is supposed to make our lives better but sometimes it can be a huge distraction. Put away your phones or gadgets when you are supposed to be resting or taking a break.
4. Learn to say “no”:
Many of us feel weird saying no, fearing rejection, anger, or simply the possibility of a different person’s answer. However, it’s essential to be polite with your response.
These tips will help you maintain a good work-life balance through deliberate efforts. On this note, we will leave with this piece of advice; “try dey rest, work no dey finish”.