We live in a day and age where our careers have taken up our entire lives. And as we gradually age, we regret missing out on the years where we could have spent time with our little one, go for that dream vacation, attend that best friend’s wedding or simply enjoy a romantic weekend with our partner. Most of us give up on all of these important life memories for a few extra bucks or that due promotion that was promised months ago. It isn’t wrong to be ambitious and focused on your career but it is crucial to understand the importance of having a personal life and striking a balance between the two. Here are some basic lifestyle tips that can help you manage balanced work life and personal life while enjoying both equally!
- Keep Both Lives Separate
For starters, keep your personal life and work-life absolutely separate. Learn to switch off from each life when you are at the other. Never bring a bad mood from a home-fight at work and never ever bring work-stress at home. Neither situation is favorable and fair to your family members and work peers. Dealing with each life separately is the best way to go.
- Indulge In Detailed Planning
One of the best and most helpful ideas is to plan your day or week in detail. Jotting down a list of things to do every night before hitting bed will only have you wake up with a focussed mind and it sets your priorities right. As for weekly plans, it helps you target bigger goals and aids in achieving those goals on time. That way, you’ll be free on weekends for the family.
- Learn To Delegate
Always remember that you cannot be everywhere at the same time. Thus, as you step up in order at your workplace, learn to delegate duties to your work peers and interns. Be available to help them out but let them do the job! As for home responsibilities, learn to let go. If your partner or family member can help you get a job done, let them do it their way. Avoid scrutiny at every step and be thankful for the help you receive.
- Learn To Say No
It is so important to learn to say ‘No’ and to put your foot down when necessary. We have all faced a workplace situation where there is a backlog of work due to someone else’s laid-back attitude which then brings you to work an extra weekend or so. Even worse, when someone is piling their work on you because they are senior in position. Here, you need to step up and up your game. Be polite but be stern. Learning to say ‘No’ always takes you ahead in life.
Balance is always important, so make sure you strike it well!