With claims that 1/3 of the nation are unhappy with the time they devote to their careers, it may be time to address your work-life balance. Research has found that people feel that they neglect other aspects of their lives over their career and as such find themselves unhappy in the workplace.
How do you find a balance
Back in 2014, The Guardian Newspaper suggested 10 tips to help your work-life balance and these consisted of:
- Leave work at work
- Step away from the email
- Just say NO
- Work smarter, not harder
- Ease off the adrenaline
- Forget about perfection
- Set your own rules
- Make them wait
- Think about retirement
Dolly Parton was once quoted as saying “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
When you finally have that work-life balance locked down it is time to start thinking about ways to spend your free time and enjoy your life.
Spend time with family
Spending time with your family can not only help relieve stress but it can also make for a healthier lifestyle. 36% of people have said that they eat healthier when around close family and friends.
Find a hobby
Finding a hobby will not only help your stress levels but in some cases, it will help you expand your network too. From dance classes to golfing there is a hobby out there for everyone.
Indulge in a weekly treat
Join friends at a relaxing spa, treat yourself to afternoon tea or enjoy a quality game of bingo (click here) All these things will allow you to relax and unwind.
Go for a leisurely stroll
Not only is walking great for the health but it offers the opportunity to de-stress and get out of your own head for a while. Remember that saying “Fresh air will do you good” well they meant it!
Make the most of your time and do the things you love with the people you love. Use the opportunity to do the things you’ve always wanted.
Make your work-life balance count!
“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create”
― Jana Kingsford,