3 Ways to Tip the Work-Life Balance In Your Favor

March 6, 2018

Career Advice

Your work-life balance scale probably tips toward “work” if you’re reading this article. That means we need to find a way to tip that scale in your favor. Here are a few ways to create rigid frameworks for your personal time that can’t easily be thrown to the wayside for work.

  1. Exercise.
    Working out is an easy way to tip the scale back toward your personal life. Plus it has loads of benefits such as increasing your productivity, decreasing your stress levels, and making you happier and healthier. How many more reasons do you need in order to commit to working out? Sign up for an exercise class, a team sports league, a personal trainer, or partner up with a buddy so that you can’t bail out of your commitment.
  2. Unplug.
    Make up rules about unplugging. That might mean no reading or talking about work once you walk in the front door. Or only checking work emails at home after 9 PM. Or no work on Saturdays. Or the work phone gets silenced once you leave the office. Choose a few simple rules that fit into your lifestyle, but cater to your personal needs of family time, fun time, and me time.
  3.  Find a hobby.
    We tend to use the time we are given. That means if you have two hours, your work will take you two hours. If you have 45 minutes, your work may only take you 45 minutes. In short, we are motivated to get more done when we are busy. Commit yourself to a volunteer opportunity, photography class, or book club. Something that really excites you and you know you won’t give up when work gets in the way. If you need another reason to find a hobby, read about why a hobby is good for your career.

Image via Hans Splinter/Flickr.

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