Now a day’s everyone is busy in their working life. Every person wishes to live healthier and happy life. Most of us desire we had a healthier balance between our professional and personal lives. Sometimes there is more work burden on us due to that we won’t able to enjoy. As we know that now these days we spend too much time on working and not enough time for ourselves. Now the problem is that our work life balance is unhealthy. Everyone is frustrated now these days. We do not get enough time for ourselves. There are several habits you can practice that lead you slowly to a healthier work life balance.
Ways to lead healthier work-life balance:
Early wake up for yourself
If you want to manage your work-life then wake up early in the morning. Make it a daily habit. Wake up early in the morning and take extra hour or half hour and something for yourself before you plunge into your routine. You can do exercise, meditation or reading. Whatever you choose to do, do it for yourself- not for your boss and not for your career. This all will help you to start the day off correctly. With this starting you will feel better about the rest of your day. After squeeze your time in this you will feel better and you will not regret on this later on.
After this start getting ready for your office. Dress up properly because it gives you confidence and positive vibes. So happily get ready for your office. And have breakfast properly and never miss your breakfast.
Delegation is an important strategy in managing your workload. It is common for professionals to hold onto their tasks. In a team environment sometimes delegating those tasks is a better long – term strategy for the group than holding onto them. Learn to be comfortable with your employees and your teammates. You should hire and recruit people you can trust and create a give and take process which makes it easy to assign new tasks to others. Find at least one task that can be delegated and who can execute that task effectively.
Speak when your workload is high
Sometimes workload is high. Like if you are working for 48 hours in a week and sometimes you got new project due to that you are suppose to work for more hours. If you find this happening to you then talk to your boss regarding the same. Tell him honestly you are not able to handle it properly. Because if there is burden of work then impact would not be beneficial to you and to the company.
Set work hours and stick to them
For proper work-life balance set work hours and do everything in your power and stay stick to them. Stickness for every work is very mandatory otherwise you will be working until midnight every night.
Most of the time it happens that we eat our lunch at our desk or sometimes we skip our lunch break. It is very important to take lunch at time. You can go outside for lunch break or you can eat your lunch in a park outside. Stepping outside the office help to decompress from the responsibilities of the professional world. So it is very important if you really want to manage your work-life.
Make your work space work for you
It is very important to make your work space work for you. Invest in equipment that will support you like getting a comfortable chair an ergonomic keyboard and a support stand for your laptop.
Talk to your family during day time
Throughout the day talk to your family members. It is a way to show them that how much you care about them more than your job. Secondly it is a way of contextualizing your work life. Do not be so indulge in your work that you start stop giving importance and time to your family. Talk to family members gives happiness.
Do what you love
This is the ultimate way to enjoy your life while working. Always make some time to do what you love other than work and give it the deserving time. This helps you to energies and refreshes you and enables you to nurture the creative thought.
Perform a little self analysis at the end of each working day is very important. Ask yourself what you worked today, what went wrong and if there is any issue then how the issue can be fixed. There are thousands of businesses just like yours learning the same lessons every day.
Hold firm on boundaries
When you will start this habit then you will need to establish boundaries for your job. That mean do not work on the weekends, turning your phone off at 7. And whatever boundaries you set it’s your job stick to them on a daily basis. You can also explain your limits to your friend or family member and have them help you stick those commitments. This will help you to prevent from encroaching on your personal life.
Do some fun at home
Do something enjoyable once you are at home rather than doing preparation work for tomorrow or focusing on your household chores. You can watch movie or going out to dinner with your family. If you are doing something that is not related to your work gives you something to look forward to every day. For better work-life you don’t need to sacrifice your career or your goals. All you need just commitment for little things that make life more worth living.
Make time for a holiday at least quarterly. Even a long weekend every quarter is better than nothing. It helps to refresh your mood.