We all know it’s very hard sometimes to find and maintain a perfect balance between your career and personal life. It’s not always easy to face both your challenges from work and duties at home. If you spend too much time at work, you might miss out on a few significant things in your personal life, but if you focus too much on other things and neglect your job, this might have some unpleasant and unwanted consequences for your financial status. It’s hard, but at the same time, not impossible to find the perfect balance between your career and personal life. Just read on and find out how you can do this!
1. Manage Your Time Efficiently
One of the best tips I could give you on how to find and keep a perfect balance between your career and personal life is to advise you to learn how to manage your time efficiently. You could put together a calendar of your family schedule that could contain the most important days in your life, the events you have to attend and also, a list of your chores. This way, you will always know what you have to do and when you have to do it or where you have to go, and you’ll avoid all that stress associated with deadlines.
2. Don’t Bring Your Problems Home from Work
Another mistake people often do when it comes to finding the perfect balance between career and personal life is the fact that they forget to set some clear boundaries between those two and they end up bringing home their problems from work. By doing this, you can actually harm not only yourself but your entire family as well. No one will be happy by seeing you stressed out, upset or even angry. So, learn how to set clear boundaries and stick to them.
3. When You’re at Work, Focus Only on What You Have to do
If you’re that type of person that always likes to help other people and everybody turns to you when they’re facing some difficulties, then try to be more assertive sometimes. Of course, it’s nice to be appreciated by other people, but sometimes that appreciation may cost you too much. Learn how to act in an assertive manner, learn how to say no, and when you’re at work try to focus only on what you have to do. This way you’ll avoid long hours because you’ve helped someone and you didn’t have time to finish your own work.
4. Dedicate at Least One Day Every Week to Your Loved Ones
If you’re always extremely busy, even during the weekends, you should always try to make some time and save one day of the week for spending some quality fun time with your loved ones, whether they’re your family or your friends. This will help you feel more relaxed, it will recharge your batteries and your loved ones will appreciate it too, ‘cos they probably miss you a lot during the week.
5. Don’t Take Your Work Home!
Always keep in mind that you have to find the perfect balance between work and your personal life. In order to do that, at the end of your work day, avoid taking your work home because you didn’t have enough time to complete your tasks during your work hours. First, find out why this has happened; maybe you have too many tasks and too little time to do them, or maybe you don’t focus enough at work and you waste some precious time doing nothing. Taking work home or doing work-related activities in your spare time is not the answer!
6. Take Some Time for Yourself
Each day, you should try to take some time to yourself (no matter how little it would be), to do something you enjoy like walking, going to a gym, talking on the phone with a dear friend or with a family member, reading a good book or listening to your favorite song. Always make some time for yourself, no matter how busy you are! After all, you are the one who counts the most, not your job and not your work duties.
7. Get Enough Sleep
There’s nothing more dangerous to your health than working without having enough sleep. You’ll affect your productivity and you can make some pretty expensive mistakes, too, if you’re always tired on the job. Be sure to always get enough rest and get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. By being more rested, your mood will improve, you’ll face your daily challenges much easier and you’ll have the time and the energy for your friends and family.
It is extremely important to find and to keep the perfect balance between your career and personal life in order to live a happy fulfilled life. Do you manage to do this or do you feel overwhelmed sometimes? If you’re one of the lucky ladies who managed to find the perfect work-life balance, please share your advice with me and tell me how you did it!