The Key to Achieving Work-Life Balance
Both work and personal activities are essential to thrive in today’s society. The balance between the two is important for a healthy lifestyle, although technology is closing the gap that once existed between the two. The interconnectedness from technology being experienced between work, family, health, and friendship is causing more stress than it is helping our functionality as a community. Some key points can help you to stay committed to achieving a seemingly impossible balance in your life.
Set realistic goals.
A success-driven culture is becoming more prominent. Along with it is the pressures that are associated with “success.” This process creates an unhealthy lifestyle resulting in burn-out. Research is finding that we can all benefit from lowering expectations and becoming more forgiving when we don’t meet our self-imposed high standards. Set aside time in your day to write out your tasks, the length of time each one will take, and their priority level. This will help you set more realistic goals in your day-to-day life.
The more aspects of life you are juggling, the more important it is to keep a schedule and stick to it. Create a method that will keep you on track and refer to it often. Keep yourself accountable to what you have planned for the day. Treat your non-work commitments as much of a priority as your work commitments such as family-time, exercise, housework, or social activities. That way even in times of busyness you will have time to dedicate to the aspects of your personal life that require attention.
Having good boundaries is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To create a work-life balance for you and your family you will need to learn how to say no. Remember, that there is nothing wrong in having to do so. When setting parameters, it is important to commit to them and remain consistent. The benefit of having good boundaries in your life is not something you will experience immediately. Commit long-term to walk in the boundaries you have set.
By introducing a work-life balance, you might find that you are able to do much more than you originally thought possible. That is because when you are living a healthy lifestyle, it promotes both your professional and personal life. Be honest with yourself about what you and your family need from a time-management perspective and walk with confidence in the schedule you thoughtfully create. For more business tips check out my Hla Bookkeeping Facebook page!