He is always impeccably dressed with a cheerful smile on his face. He is always on time and excels in every assigned task. He is charming and funny. And you are yet to see him lose his cool. Let’s get to know his secrets for mastering the elusive work-life balance. If you also want to follow the footprints, embrace these amazing changes to strike a work-life balance with ease-
Maintaining a perfect work-life balance is not a one day task. It is all about figuring out what you want your priorities to be, not what you think they should be. The best way to find out them is to ask yourself “if you could focus only on one thing in life, what it would be?” The answer will become your top priority. Likewise define all your priorities depending upon their importance.
Monitor your time
Start tracking your time for some days. Find out how much time you spend on things that holds no importance to you? Or do not add up to your priorities? Wipe out all those unproductive activities from your life and focus on what matters to you.
Be fully present
Concentrate on one thing at a time and devote your full attention to the task at hand. If you are doing some work, put your heart and soul in it. When you are with friends and family, do not reach for your phone to check mails or meeting agenda.
Respect “me “time
Being loyal to your work is essential but taking your family for granted cannot work in long run. Whether it’s a one hour break time or a complete shutdown on weekends, make sure you unplug regularly.
Zoom in on your personal habits and lifestyle
You can never achieve work-life balance if you do not incorporate good sleeping patterns, healthy diet and work-out time into your life. Badminton, reading whatever it is, try to pursue a hobby. You can never imagine how content you would feel after taking it up.
Ask for help
Don’t feel inhibited to ask for help. Whether it’s your boss, colleague or family member, everybody needs help at some point of time. Rely on the support network to make sure you are not only the one who is running into the ground to deliver tasks.
Let bygones be bygones
Always remember the quote “To err is human”. We all make mistakes. The best way is to start living the present and then gain a beautiful future. Stop ruminating on the past and move on to achieve better things in life.
It is OK to say “No”
You don’t have to acquiesce every request that comes your way. Saying no is a skill that will help you live a happy and healthy life. If you have to do something putting your priorities at stake, do not take too much on your plate.
Evaluation is must
Though achieving work-life balance is a never ending process but it is crucial to keep a check on it. Set aside some time once in a month to ensure whether you are living a life you always wished for.