It is absolutely good to have a career – a thriving one at that but this does not mean that your life outside work (family, relationship, and even business) should suffer.
There are ways you can create a better work-life balance and end up meeting goals and still have time for other areas in your life.
Below are some tips to help you.
1. Communication is very important
Do not mistake communication for nagging – This is not complaining; it’s communication. Acknowledge and cherish the things that go well. Work to minimize or eliminate what’s not working. This is an assessment that is continual and is important to everyone, rather than making excuses or just working because you are expected to
2. Turn off distractions
Distractions can take the form of television, too much music, background conversation, or your phone that constantly takes away your focus. Perhaps there are times you need to turn off the phone or leave it in another room. Whatever the distractions are that prevent you from giving your whole focus to your work, you should make a committed effort to set the distractions aside, so that you can work better.
3. Have a strong support network
Every individual is influenced by the people within his or her circle of closest associates and friends. Therefore, you should know that your friends matter. If you have the wrong sort of support system, you will end up even battering your work balance even more.
4. Let go of the activities that take your energy
Whatever activity you engage in that saps your strength should be completely avoided. To function well, you have to have a clear head, mind, and happy spirit. This won’t work if you are constantly surrounded by events, people, or things that take away your joy or energy. You should avoid this.
5. Enjoy your weekends
Admit it, you need time for yourself- to recoup that lost energy and get on track again. Make sure you get enough rest, engage in games, dance, listen to music, read a book, go window shopping. Do whatever helps you unwind the most.