In today’s dynamic world, to find a balance between private life and work is a very difficult task. Most people carry the work at home, and they try to solve their domestic problems during office hours. When there is no balance between personal life and career, stress appears with all its devastating effects.
Ten years ago, working time in the companies was evidently set up so people could easily set a border between personal life and work. Today things have changed. More people work in the private sector, and it brings a lot more pressure than working in a state administrative agencies. Achieving a balance between personal life and career is a double-edged sword. If you concentrate on your career and spend more time at work, you will miss many wonderful moments with your partner and family. In the other case, if you are preoccupied with problems at home, it will be tough to concentrate on your tasks and responsibilities in the workplace. This leads to loss of life priorities, reducing the efficiency of work and losing focus.
Therefore, it is important to know how to achieve harmony and reduce stress in your life.
Do not even think that this is an easy task. Achieving balance is a challenge that will take a long time, but once you achieve it, you will immediately feel a huge relief.
Here are 5 tips to help you achieve harmony in your life:
1. Leave the work at workplace, and domestic problems at home
Today’s advanced technology can establish contact between two people, regardless of their location. There will never be a limit between your career and your personal life, unless you create one by yourself. When you are with your close family, switch off your business mobile and laptop, and when you are at work, forbid your loved ones to seek you out, unless it is an emergency.
2. Learn to say “no”
Set your priorities in order to know which things you can delay or cancel. Do not be afraid to say “no” to your colleague who asked to complete additional tasks. When you remove the things that you are not responsible and do not want to do, you would have more time for other things that are important to you.
3. Organize your time
Deploy your home obligations throughout the week, rather than run them all in one day. Write all tasks and important dates in the notebook. So you will know when you have deadlines for tasks at work and when you can spend more time with your loved ones.
4. Take care of yourself
Every day observe an activity that you enjoy such as listening to music, yoga, massage, manicures etc. It will help you to be more relaxed and easier for you to concentrate on liabilities. Arrange for yourself one day a week for vacation and use it just to enjoy with your friends, partner and family.
5. Give yourself a good sleep
Lack of sleep increases stress, lowers productivity and makes it easier to make mistakes. If you don’t have a good sleep, it may takes more time to complete tasks, and that means a longer office hours. To end obligations faster and don’t do overtime, you need to be rested.