How do you balance your personal life and work?

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Nowadays, unfortunately, it is very difficult to maintain a balance between personal and professional life. It is difficult, especially when we work remotely. Fortunately, there are ways to do it. Here are some of them.

Choose your priorities

It is very important to set your priorities and choose the people and things that are most important to you. This will allow us to determine when our time should be spent nurturing our relationships with loved ones and when it should be spent working. We will not feel guilty about not spending enough time with our loved ones if we choose our family and loved one over our professional work. Let us then try to devote our time off from professional responsibilities to relationships and building them. It does not have to be a designated two or three hours a day. Just send a message or call your mom or dad to ask if they are okay and if they need our help. Also, try to set aside one day a month when you can devote yourself fully to your family and friends. This will also show them that they are important to you

Make time for leisure and work

Even though work is important to us because it provides us with a good standard of living, it’s a good idea to remember to rest. Don’t say no when your friends want to take you out for a party or movie night. Try to find one evening without work when you spend time with them and recharge your batteries. After such an evening, it will definitely be much easier to get back to your work responsibilities

Do urgent assignments first

At first, focus on urgent tasks that cannot wait. While working, try not to get distracted and make your work efficient. Do not combine work with rest. Take breaks at designated times and after the break, focus as much as possible on the task at hand. This way, you will rest the way you like without remorse and with a slightly less busy head.

Management Zone at SWPS University – Work-life balance – Wojciech Eichelberger

Plan your day

By listing the tasks for the day, you will be able to master your daily schedule and make your tasks not a problem for you. Give yourself a set time to complete the tasks, but don’t overestimate your strengths. Give yourself as many tasks as you can handle in one day. Talk to your boss or employer about how much you can handle and how much will be too much for you. This way, you won’t be working beyond your capacity.

Find time for vacation

It is very important for everyone to have a day off from work. When working remotely, this can be a problem because actually being at home, we are still at work. So it is important to find at least one day to go out or meet with your family. It will certainly allow us to recharge our batteries

Divide the tasks and be assertive

Thanks to assertiveness it is much easier to make sure that tasks are done in the right order, without imposing too fast a pace on ourselves. Try to separate tasks for yourself and others. Talk to your co-workers about which tasks can be divided and which should be done alone. You may be able to avoid overtime and have more time to yourself

Take care of your health

Only when you are healthy and feel good in your body can you work effectively. So take care of your well-being and health. It is very important, especially when we work physically, which can affect our health. We should try to find some time for rest and sleep after work. Regeneration is as important as the work itself. So find some time to stretch or go for a walk. It will help you gain strength.

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