In life, what matters most is a healthy balance. Many people give their all in professional life, but pay little attention to themselves and their personal area of life. It is important that both environments are in harmony with each other. With the following tips, you will be able to find the optimal work-life balance.
Be Aware Of Your Own Needs
The first step in changing the situation at work for the better is a thorough analysis. Ask yourself if you are achieving the highest level of productivity you are capable of. Are you and your boss happy with your performance? Are there small changes that could improve a lot? When analyzing the situation, you should mentally take a step back to see the bigger picture. This is the only way to tell what needs to be done to change your work situation for the better. Many of us are unaware that there can be such a thing as an imbalance. Only you can decide what your balance needs to be. Once your analysis is in place, you should confide in your boss and discuss the changes you need to make.
Learn To Say No
We often choke on work and still feel compelled to say “yes” when a colleague or supervisor asks us for something. Each of us has said “yes” when we actually meant “no”. Whether it’s a desire to please someone, a fear of hurting someone, or a desire for power, the bottom line is overwork and overwhelmed. Saying “no” without feeling guilty is no easy task, but it is all the more rewarding. A good approach is to simply say “no” and briefly explain the refusal. If necessary, you can suggest another type of support that you find more practical (or more convenient) and that is possible for you in the desired time frame. Steve Jobs once said: “Only those who can say “no” can also concentrate”. So learn to say “no” when you want to focus!
Pursue Your Own Goals
Saying no and good time management certainly help to cope better with working life. However, in a world where we spend most of our time at work, it’s just as important to detach from it and pursue our passions. So if you enjoy rock climbing or karaoke, there should be enough space in your diary to let off steam. Switch off and focus on yourself and what you love when you’re not emailing or in a meeting. However, there is no harm in being passionate about your job. The bottom line is that this also contributes to a balanced relationship. You don’t have to like every single move. Finding individual items that you really enjoy doing is enough to benefit from it.
Keep Moving And Eat Healthy
Last but not least, regular exercise and a balanced diet keep you healthy. Those who exercise regularly are more relaxed and mentally balanced. If you take care of your health, you will be energetic and feel good because you are doing something for yourself on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter whether you eat vegan or whole foods, go to yoga or CrossFit: Do what is good for you and creates a good balance in your life.