Updated: Apr 14, 2019
Do you constantly feel exhausted at the end of a long work week?
If so you are not alone.
We spend a huge amount of time at work. On top of that for many of us, the emails don't stop at 5 or 6 pm.
The constant barrage of emails will often keep coming in the evening, or on the weekends. This interrupts our personal lives and stops us from disconnecting from work and having some downtime.
This may be particularly true if you feel obliged to keep work mode on 24/7.
You may want to impress your boss or this may be the expectation of the work culture in your company.
You may be a manager who is extremely driven and well…. is actually a bit of a micro manager and needs to control everything no matter what time of day it is!
The bottom line is ultimately this will catch up with you! It may affect your health or your relationships or family time.
So no matter how important your work and career is to you, take a breath for a moment.
Consider these 4 tips to help you have more of a work life balance!
Value yourself. You are important, make sure you are being fair to yourself every day when under pressure from the expectations of your job.
Make sure you have some down time every day, where you completely disconnect and yes unplug from that phone. If you feel you have to check your email outside of work, limit it to a certain amount of time and stick to that.
Don't get sucked in!
Morning focus. Try to find 5 or 10 minutes in the morning ideally before you pick up that phone, to think positively about your day and project that it will go well. and that you will have a balanced day to nurture your well-being.
For more ideas on this check out the amazing miracle morning book by Hal Elrod.
Exercise. For many of us, we just can't find the time to exercise after long work hours, commutes and family and partner commitments. Again even if it is only 20 minutes a day, it is really going to help you shake off the stress of the day and build up those endorphins.
Even 10 minutes in the morning would help!
Connect. Make your friends and family priority and spend time with them every day Avoid cancelling due to work commitments when you can!!
Yes, your work and your career are really important but follow these tips to make sure you take care of yourself and find time for yourself. Make decisions to value you and your time. It will pay off in the long run!
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