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  • Writer's pictureRaizanwal Nimal

How To Balance Work and Life as an Employee?

You might have been hearing about work-life balance a lot lately. Then you might be thinking, what’s all the fuss about?


Like in our diets, we need to consume diverse foods for us to have optimum physical health. In our daily lives, we need a balance of hobbies and jobs to avoid burnout.


Work-life balance means to manage your time and energy to meet both personal and professional requirements. Whilst not compromising with your mental health and well being.

In this blog we'll look at ways that will help you find the balance between work and life.


START PLANNING


The first step towards achieving a work-life balance is planning. Draft a schedule about your daily tasks, upcoming deadlines, etc. Set time limits for each task. You can use tools like pomodoro timers while doing these tasks to ensure you stay within the time limit.


PRACTICE MINDFULNESS


In simple words, mindfulness is like meditation. Meditative exercises can help you gain more clarity and throw out any stress. You can include these breathing exercises during your break, or when you're most overwhelmed.


FIND OUT YOUR HOBBIES


Hobbies are not for you to list them, in case someone asks for them. Hobbies act as vents for releasing stress or anxiety. Finding something outside of work to engage in, can help boost your energy and freshen up the brain.


FOCUS ON PRODUCTIVITY


Some tasks don't take up much of your time, but there are some tasks that call for more. In those cases, push for progress over perfection. You need to realize clock-watching is not a healthy work environment. Working overtime only when your job requires it is a healthy work environment.


BREAKS ARE IMPORTANT


When planning your schedule, you should also include breaks between the tasks. Or when it's been hours since you last relaxed for a while. Breaks help restore lost energy to your brain, whilst also refreshing it. Break times work as a reboot for the mind. You can engage in your hobbies or do some simple breathing exercises to refresh your body.


REALIZING THAT IT'S NOT FOR YOU


While not everything is easy to do, you need to accept it when you're stuck in a dead-end job. When it's not the work that's the problem, but the environment, you need to look for other options. If this is the case for you, then check out this blog about how to know if you need to change your current job.


Sometimes while working, we often tend to overlook the importance of life outside of work. This leads to dissatisfaction and burnout. Unwinding can help avoid frequent burnouts and recharge your brain. Planning your tasks and including breaks times for your hobbies can boost your brain. Being mindful can freshen your mind and body to release any stress. Unwinding by doing outdoor activities can help release any stress or mental pressure.

After all this, if you still feel dissatisfied at your current job, then feel free to reach out to us and we’ll provide you with suitable job opportunities.


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