How to get Work Life Balance
Around the place there is a lot of talk about work life balance. It seems that there are blogs, magazine articles and general talk about work life balance all over the place. I know I am not the best person to talk about work life balance as I am involved in so many things that I certainly do not have work life balance. However I am pondering:
Is there really such thing as work life balance?
How does one achieve work life balance?
How does passion for life fit in with work life balance?
At work this week I saw a sign up on the wall that talked about achieving work life balance. I think that no matter if you believe that work life balance is achievable or whether it is even your end goal these tips will contribute to a greater quality of life. The tips were broken into three parts:
- Looking after your health
- Take time out for yourself
- Manage your time
Tips for health included both your physical and mental health. Both of these are important to maintain. Too much stress is one factor that can lead to problems both physically and mentally. On the other hand in order to maintain good health there are a number of things that we all can do to stay in top shape mentally and physically including:
- Getting enough sleep
- Eating right
- Take time to relax
- Exercise three times a week
Take time out for you, at least one hour a week. Doing something just for you will improve your wellbeing. This will also have positive impacts on your work, family life and relationships. And finally managing your time is also a way to also ensure that you lower your stress levels. Some of the tips from the sign are:
- Create to do lists and prioritise tasks
- Avoid time wasters such as surfing the web
- Share the workload
- Set time limits and boundaries
What is one thing you are going to do this week to look after your health?
What are you going to do this week as “Me Time”?
What is one tip are you going to do this week to help with your time management?
Posted on Sunday, 14 Apr 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged Balance, Business, Entrepreneurship, Health, Leadership, Life, Management, Passion, Time Management, Work Life. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.