Friday, September 3, 2010

How to find the right work/life balance?

Everyone is always busy! There are not enough hours in the day to get things day. Yet it is really important to rethink the balance in our life. I think I am in need of rebalancing at the moment!

Here are a few tips that might  help you find balance between work and life.

1. Move away from your work environment. So if your working at your computer, actually move away and have your lunch outside or in another room. Its even better to take a small walk, whether that be in your backyard or around your work building.

2. Take time out.  Actually schedule it in your phone, diary or whereever it is that you organise your day. For example 8pm to 9pm hang out with my family, or help kids with their reading etc....If you actually have times set to do things your more likely to stick to it.

3. Have something visual around you of someone or something you love. Put a picture of your favorite holiday destination, or inspirational picture or picture of your loved ones around your computer, or on your desk. This will remind you of the things in your life you really enjoy. Its gives you some perspective and helps you think about the balance you need.

4. Take holiday breaks. Yes taking holidays is a good way to relax, but not always possible. Try taking day trips and spend a few hours enjoying the scenery, area or activities at your day trip. It makes a difference being away from your day to day environment.

What do you do to get the right balance between work and family life?

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