The first blog in this series was an overview of work/life balance and what it means . Now we will dive deeper in on How to Achieve Work/Life Balance.
1 – Make time to connect with others. #Relationships
There is a Ted Talk 75 year study on happiness and those people who were happier were those who actively worked to replace workmates with new playmates. What are you doing to develop new relationships or grow deeper in the ones you have?
2 – Say NO
It’s okay to say no where and when you need to. “No” doesn’t have to mean a no forever, but sometimes a no for right now is enough. Saying no to some things is crucial to achieving work/life balance and it’s a powerful thing.
3 – Rest
Take 1 day a week and do not do any work. Just try it and maybe you’ll see that you feel rejuvenated and get more work done on other days of the week. You can use this as a renewal day, read a book and/or catch up with friends. Try not to just binge watch TV. Some TV is alright but it’s just a distraction and won’t benefit you as much as the other things. Strive for at least 7-8 hours of sleep. In the year 1879 the average American slept 11 hrs/night. Lack of sleep contributes to all sorts of health issues.
4 – Make time for FUN
I can’t ever stress this enough. Make sure you are always making time for things you enjoy.
Stay tuned for the next part of the series: Maintaining/Improving Work Life Balance.