Healthy work-life balance tips for your happy Life:
Let’s get to it quickly without further ado.
- Draw a Line in the Sand
Separating work and play are essential if you’re going to maintain a good balance between your work life and personal life.
- Don’t be a Martyr
There’s a certain satisfaction in professional martyrdom. For one, all your bases are covered. You know nobody can come to you asking why you haven’t talked to this person or completed that task. But it’s easy to get burnt out. It’s better to maintain a consistent, balanced attitude toward work than to tackle it with intense bursts of activity.
If you find yourself hogging all the work and volunteering for tasks you know you don’t have the time to complete, you may be addicted to the feeling of martyrdom. You may be stuck in a cycle of extreme productivity and burnouts caused by stress and anxiety.
Get into the habit of asking for help when it’s needed and admitting when you don’t have time to do something. It’s quite a liberating feeling!
- Find Your Passion
The key to being happy is by finding your passion. If you can turn your passion into a paycheck, all the better. When people enjoy the work they do, it’s much easier for them to separate their work lives from their personal lives. One possible reason is that they get more work done while they’re at work. Another is that they do not think of it as work. Only those of us who dread going to work fell the true burden of working during our free time.
- Redefine Success
This one goes along with perfectionism, but it’s distinct enough to warrant its own category. Yes, redefine success.
If you’re finding that your professional life is eating away at your personal life, you may need to rethink your professional goals. You may need to redefine your idea of professional success. Obviously, you’ve already redefined your definition of “personal life,” and you don’t like the results.
If you can’t figure out a way to meet your professional goals in a healthy way, you may not be working in the right industry.
Work out a 5-year plan regarding things you want to accomplish in your personal life. If your job prevents you from meeting them, think seriously about a new profession. Nobody has 5 years to throw away!
- Slow Down
Society moves at a breakneck speed these days. The rate of information and the speed of communication are simply mind boggling, and we’re expected to stay up to date at all times. If you don’t slow down and smell the roses, you may find the best, most important years of your life gone—and for what?
Know this – “Days go slow, but years go quick”.
- The Grass is Always Greener
Acknowledge the fact that the grass is always greener on the other side. Forgetting this maxim can prevent you from enjoying all the blessings in your own life in lieu of feeling envious for the accomplishments of others.
Envy can also cause you to take on more work than your job title requires, leading to office conflict and/or a decrease in the quality of your work.
Always strive to exceed expectations at work, but don’t do it out of envy or jealousy. Put in the extra hours only when it’s in line with your personal and professional goals.
- Avoid Perfectionism
Do you spend more time than necessary on projects trying to make them perfect? Perfectionism may lead you to turn in assignments late or even not turn them in at all. As Woody Allen said, 90% of life is just showing up.
Turn in what you need to turn in. Take care of your responsibilities to the best of your ability. Consistency is the most important quality in life.
- Find a Balance and Keep it
Balance is a difficult thing to achieve, but it’s even harder to maintain. Imagine someone walking a tight-rope. It’s easy for the first couple of steps, but the longer you go the easier it is to fall off center.
When you’ve reached a happy balance, take note of it and keep doing what you’re doing. Focusing on the positive can help you keep the good times rolling! Let us know your tips to a work-life balance in the comments.