Do you work to live, or live to work? For some people it is a means of providing for their family and keeping a roof over their heads.
For others it is a reason to get up in the morning, and work towards achieving their own hopes and dreams. Yet, many people struggle to find a harmonious balance between both.
In this ‘digitally connected’ world we now live in, choosing to ‘switch off’ from work is not always as easy to do, which can impact on time with family and friends leading to resentment and arguments. The idea is not to form a barrier between both and have strict “home time” and “work time”, but to find a harmony between both.
Tips to balancing home and work life:
- Set Boundaries:
Set time aside to balance your commitments. Can you dedicate a Saturday night to go out with your partner for a meal, or cinema visit? Can you put one night aside a month to go out with your friends? What about using a Sunday morning to visit extended family?
- Create and stick to a daily routine:
Setting times for everyday tasks can help to create a good balance between home and work, without the pressure of upsetting a significant other, or being detrimental to you. Commit to taking the children or collecting them from school? Sitting down to breakfast or your evening meal with the family? Turning your phone off or on silent after 9pm to spend time with a partner?
- Take some time to ‘switch off’:
Whether it is a morning or evening workout, walking the dog, or meditating, it is important to take some time to ‘unplug’from the world. A holiday may not necessary be two weeks in the sun, it can be any way you choose to break from the world of work. By taking these breaks, you allow yourself to mentally and physically recharge, ready to tackle your next task.
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