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To define a work-life balance, write out the things that are important to you on a list and prioritise them.
The majority of people will put friends and family as their number one, and then their health as number two.
We mentally tie certain physical areas to certain behaviors. If you associate your home with relaxation, why would you let something stressful like work infiltrate it? You're better off to stay at work and deepen the connection between productivity and your workspace.
It's tough to say no: you'll want to naturally please your superior asking for a favor, and avoid the discomfort that comes with saying no to the request.
Knowing your priorities helps with this: Let your boss know that you have plans, but you have several other time slots where you'd love to be able to help out.
If you don't get enough sleep, you won't function at your best, causing you to spend longer amounts of time on tasks at work.
One simple way to get around this is for you to set an alarm to go to bed, 30-minutes before you want to be asleep -this will give you ample time to wrap up what you're doing, and get ready for bed.
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However, many aspects of modern life can alter your body’s production of melatonin and shift your circadian rhythm
During the day:
Create a simple daily routine that includes time for both your personal and work priorities.
Because one of the most exhausting parts of balancing work and life is related to the m...
Determine when you do your best work. Focus your professional responsibilities during that time, and save your "off hours" for leisure.
Build meaningful relationships with work friends, because they can relate to what you're dealing with.
Your close circle will be eager to support you throughout your work's highs and lows, but talking about your work-related worries can leave you feeling isolated or even burdensome.
It’s fine to value stability, but since life isn’t still, putting balance on a pedestal is problematic.
Developing a boundary-setting practice will allow you to reconfigure how your&nb...
When you learn to set boundaries based on your various priorities and obligations, you’ll feel in control and at liberty to make decisions that work for you and the kind of life you want to lead — not the kind of life you’re supposed to lead.
By sharing some details of your boundary practice with the people in your life, you give them an opportunity to support your goals instead of constantly tempting you with invitations that threaten to step on the lines you’ve drawn.