Tips on how to balance work and personal life

Though it can be difficult, it is possible to strike that perfect balance between work and personal life. Here are five tips to find that balancing point for your work-life.

Unplug

The benefits of unplugging and getting away from any sort of screen time are enormous. Turning off, silencing, or leaving behind your phone will greatly help you to focus on your family. Unplugging can also help your eyes and brain adjust. When you spend long amounts of time looking at that glaring white light, your eyes become strained

Prioritise

What really matters to you? What do you want to achieve in your work, your personal life? Knowing this, and having those things written down, can greatly help in knowingwhat to say “yes” or “no” to. You have a limited amount of time, how you spend it isreally up to you. Define your priorities

Leave it at the Office

Part of what makes the average worker unbalanced is once they leave the office, they keep thinking about work. Instead of being able to shut off that part of their livesfor a while, they’re constantly thinking about what they did that day and what needs to be accomplished tomorrow. If you’re afraid of forgetting what you need to accomplish or a key point you need to bring up in that meeting, write it down before you leave the office. Leave a sticky note with a to-do or reminder list there. Takethese precautions so you don’t take those concerns and thoughts home with you.

Abandon Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a quick killer to a balanced life. Rather than trying to reach an unattainable level of perfection, go for excellence. Do your best at what you do, but when it comes time to leave, leave it there

Exercise

Taking care of yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally, is very important to this balance. Exercise has health benefits that extend to reducing stress and providing a healthier attitude and mindset