If you feel that you are not managing your work and life how you wish you were, there are things you can do to change this balancing act around and into a positive direction.
Below are 10 tips for a better work-life balance.
1. Create a schedule.
The very first thing you should do is to create a schedule of what you do each day, each week, or whatever timeframe you are comfortable using.
By having a schedule, you know exactly what needs to be done, what your time frame is, and so on. This can be a great motivator so that you stay on schedule.
2. Schedule time in for fun, friends, and family.
Now, you don’t just want to create a schedule for work and errands, you also want to schedule in “fun time” as well. This can be a great thing to do as it can be a good reminder that you need to fit in time for yourself as well.
3. Leave your work tasks at work.
Bringing work home night after night can create a lot of stress and tension.
You may need to find a better way to manage your work duties so that you no longer have to bring them home or you may even want to see if an extra person could be hired to take on the extra duties if you are unable to fit them into your work day.
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4. Eliminate wasted time.
Many waste time throughout the day without even realizing it.
You may waste time by not running errands in an efficient matter, spending time on hold on the phone, multitasking when you are not very good at doing so, and so on.
By eliminating these time-wasters out of your life, you are likely to gain valuable time back into your day and week.
5. Lower the amount of time you spend on social media.
Many spend too much time on social media. Just think about it – How much time do you spend on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and countless others each day?
This could be time better spent working or with friends and family members.
6. Watch less TV.
The average person spends around 35 hours a week watching TV.
Just think about how much time could be spent on other tasks in a person’s life if TV were eliminated completely or even just cut in half!
7. Hire help.
There are many tasks you could hire help for including:
- House cleaning
- Errands such as grocery shopping, dry cleaning, etc.
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8. Everything doesn’t need to be perfect.
If you find that you are wasting a lot of time o perfecting every little task you complete, you may be wasting a decent amount of time.
Being perfect is usually not possible, so do not waste your time trying to achieve something that is not realistic.
9. Say no.
Saying yes to every task that comes your way could be hurting your work life balance in the long run.
If you do not have time for everything, you may want to start debating whether or not some tasks are worthwhile to you or if you might be better rejecting them.
10. Have fun.
Earlier, I mentioned that you should schedule in time for fun, but that’s not enough right now. You should actually still have fun and enjoy the life you are living.
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