Cast your mind back to our first post and you’ll recall the main symptoms of lack of balancing work and personal life. Including body pain, tiredness and a quick temper. Last time, we then elaborated other symptoms, including lack of enjoyment, a messy home or office and problems with relationships.
3 Top Tips for Balancing Work and Personal Life
This time sees us conclude with the three least recognizable symptoms of lack of balancing work and personal life. Including phone addiction, lack of priorities and striving for perfection.
Phone Addiction. Now we have smartphones, it can sometimes feel like we have the entire office in our pockets as the constant buzz of client or colleague emails rings out. Stop this by drawing the line today. Speak to your workplace about your hours for replying, or your clients if you’re self-employed. Don’t feel you have to immediately reply to messages. Life continues outside the office.
Unclear Priorities. If you’re not clear with prioritization, saying no can become increasingly difficult. Work out your priorities by evaluating all aspects of your life – family, work, social life, physical and mental health. Do you feel well? If not, its time to shift priorities, take time for yourself and work towards that all-important work-life balance.
Perfectionism. Naturally, most of us desire to succeed in all areas of our lives. The truth is, however, this can come at a cost to our mental and physical health. If you feel like you’re going down the path of burnout, try to stop worrying on failure. Every mistake you make is helping you move forward and learn for the better.
Key Takeaways for Balancing Work and Personal Life
Signs that your work-life balance is to pot include being addicted to your phone, not being able to prioritise or constantly striving for perfection.
Start getting things in order today by:
- Stop replying to emails and calls outside work time if at all possible
- Taking enough time out from work to rest and enjoy time with family and friends
- No longer trying to be a perfectionist and instead learning from your mistakes