“You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.”
—Marissa Mayer, former president and CEO of Yahoo
In today’s busy world, most of us is getting entangled between managing heavy workloads, dealing with relationships and family responsibilities and squeezing in outside interest. Due to over stress of many responsibilities, most of the people is getting ill with several mental diseases like depression, hypertension etc… that makes the immune system weaken and develop major diseases like heart attack. As per the recent researches chronic stress may have double risk of heart attack.
So it is required to maintain work-life balance perfectly and reduce the unnecessary stress that may leads you to near your death. Here, the tips are mentioned that may help you to maintain your work life balance.
Things to Do in Office
“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.”
—Arianna Huffington, author and businesswoman
Define Working Hours
To maintain your healthy work life balance it is required to define working hours and follow them strictly. This will help you to save your time for your home and loved ones. It will also increase your daily productivity.
Prioritize the work
Firstly create your to-do list for the day or a week then prioritize them in following 3 categories:
- Important and Urgent
- Importance but not Urgent
- Urgent but not Important
Then prepare your work schedule accordingly.
Define Daily Goals
Set realistic and manageable goals for the day at work this will help you to meet priorities and feel a sense of accomplishment and control. By defining daily goals you will easy to achieve your deadlines and reduce the workload.
Play With Your Strengths
No one can be perfect to do all things at his/her own, so don’t hesitate to say no or outsource the work that is not your forte or interest. Doing the work that is not complimenting you will waste your time. So it will be good to utilize your time with the work that is productive to you.
Take Small Break from Work
Take few 5-10 minutes small breaks at work in every 1-2 hours. This will help to refresh your mind and increase your productivity. It will also improve your ability to deal with stress.
Limit Time Wasting Activities
Identify the activities that are affecting your productivity and distracting you to reach your goal. So create your boundaries to devote your quality time to the high priority work. This will increase your efficiency.
Listen to your favorite music at work to foster concentration, reduce stress and nervousness, and rouse creativity. So, take the headphones and start to listen your favorite music and increase your productivity.
Things to do at Home
“You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.”
—Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker
Do regular Exercise
Make yourself more active and energetic for whole day by waking up early in morning and include few exercise and yoga activities in your morning schedule. This will help to improve your immune system and feel you fresh and active for full day.
Eat Healthy Food
Instead of oily, spicy and junk food, include the food that is full of proteins and vitamins in your daily diet. This will help you to keep yourself healthy and active.
Either you are on work or at home you should dress up very well this will make you feel comfortable and confident.
Chat with Loved Ones
Family and friends play most important role in everyone life. It doesn’t matter whatever you are facing good or bad time at work or personally, you get support from your loved ones. Chatting with friends and family members will help you to stress out.
Take Time for Yourself
Beside all of the roles and responsibilities you have in your daily life, find tie for yourself half an hour at least and do something that is of your interest and you really want to do it. Make you feel special for your own for some time.
Take a good sleep
A good sleep can be considered a key for healthy lifestyle. It help to reduce stress and give you relax and freshness.
Take-off from Office Work
At home, you should spend your quality time with your family and loved ones. To make better balance in professional and personal life don’t mix them. Means, try not to take calls from office at home and similar avoid calls from home at work until you feel that is really very important.