A good work-life balance may seem to dedicate 50 and 50 to your personal and professional life but that balance must make sure you are satisfied and content in both of your lives. Ramifying your unbiased time to both work and your personal chores may not be called the work-life balance if you don’t feel satiated in both of your balances. Maintaining a work-life balance may be accomplishing your deadlines at your professional workplace along with dedicating personal time for your hobbies, friends, and your loved ones.
But many find it a struggle to maintain a work-life balance as it is quite challenging to maintain the state of equilibrium in the professional workspace and personal life. There may be several reasons for a work-life balance as:
Increasing responsibilities and deadlines at work
Dedicating longer hours with no personal life
Increased responsibilities at home such as having children
Monotonous works all the time
It may be somehow difficult to maintain a work-life balance in a proper manner but when you know how to balance both your personal and professional life, you may be less stressed, enjoying a creative and productive life. Following are some of the measures that you can follow to lead a happy and balanced life.
1. Ask yourself
Find out the causes of your stress and unhappiness and the gap that’s causing you the sort of bridge between your personal and professional life. Set the top priorities and begin to work on them. Do self-analysis and start to do the most prioritized works first.
2. Plot some personal time for MEtime only
Bestow some of your personal time for yourself. Switch off the mails and notifications and dedicate some time to yourself. Start working on your hobbies, explore yourself and do the activities that make you happy. It enhances your creativity and productivity level.
3. Create a personal workspace for you
Have an ergonomic imposition of the personal workspace where you can spend quality personal time with yourself such as a comfortable chair, bookshelf that inspires you to read books, and all. It helps to remove your stress and enables you to have more positive and productive thoughts.
4. Track everything
Set aside a habit of investing in time-tracking tools. Track everything such as duration of meetings, time spent with your families, frequency of the assigned works, etc, and chasing and converting leads also so that you can set up the plans as per time.
5. Be realistic and analytic
Track record of what you did today, what goals did you achieve today, what could be better, and analyze how you can make your next day better and how can the issues be resolved so that you may not dedicate your time to the same issues as always.
6. Work smart, not long
Try to figure out the smart and productive tactics that can make your work done in an easier and smarter way. Dedicate your time more to productive activities. Set up the alternatives to meet your new priorities.
7. Prioritize your health
Just remember that health is wealth. If you don't follow healthy measures and focus just on stress and tensions, your health will be degraded. Try to implement positive actions and make a planned routine to dedicate equal time to your personal and professional time.
In this context, employers can also play a crucial role by telecommuting, offering flexible work schedules, organizing mental health programs, and leisure activities that may help them to have a better work-life balance. Such initiatives can help the organization to save costs, lower the absenteeism rate resulting in a more productive workforce.
It’s definitely hard to maintain a work-life balance but it’s not impossible. Try on these measures and lead a content and satisfying personal and professional life.