Being an Internet Technology professional is not easy.

Right from college to grad school, people who have a flair for programming, software development and things related to IT, dream of landing a job at a top IT firm. Reason being that IT companies offer handsome salaries, travel opportunities and a comfortable lifestyle for their employees. But working as an IT professional is not easy after all.

Only when you join a company and start working, you come to know the other side of the story.

• Extended working hours

• Meeting deadlines

• 24*7 operations for mission critical projects

• Work pressure

• Difficulty in maintaining work-life balance

Now, this largely depends on the company that you are working for. However, an average IT professional faces these difficulties in an average IT company. The most critical on this being the difficulty in maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the added stress because of this.

So, if you are an IT professional who works their butt off, how can you lead a healthy and stable life?

Well, it’s not that difficult after all. Let’s see a few things that you can do to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

1) Engage in workout sessions

This is one of the best ways to reduce your stress level. Post work, make it a point to hit the gym to release the stress in the form of workout. If you don’t have time to visit the gym, you can go for a jog in the park or can engage in home exercises. The important thing is to engage in some physical activity that you can use to channel the stress out of your body.

2) Play an outdoor sport

If you find jogging or working out in the gym too monotonous, you have an alternative. Engage yourself in your favourite outdoor sport. It can be football, tennis, cricket or anything that you enjoy. Apart from being a recreational activity, this is a huge stress buster. Moreover, it teaches you sportsmanship spirit, helps you in socializing and being competitive.

3) Volunteer for social causes

There is no better joy than the joy of giving. Once a week, in your free time, make it a point to engage in social activities. It can be visiting the local orphanage, teaching the local kids, cleaning up the park etc. These activities may sound very small, but they impact our lives and the lives around us in a positive way. Not to forget that these activities can prove to be an excellent stress buster.

4) Engage in consultation with professionals

You know, at times you become frustrated of your daily routine and just don’t see a way around. You are too tired to try any of the above mentioned activities and this can take a toll on your life. But, you still have a way.

This is where Joanne comes to the rescue.

You can engage us with professional consultation regarding your work-life balance and can come out with a fresh approach towards your daily routine. Joanne partners with Information Technology Professionals whose work/life balance has imploded and who want more fun, more confidence, more success and more inner peace.

Just let us know how we can be of assistance and we will take it from there.

Joanne Victoria

Joanne Victoria

Joanne Victoria, host of the The San • IT Project podcast, author of 7 books including Lighting Your Path - How To Create the Life You Want, partners with IT Professionals who want more success, more confidence, more fun and more inner peace.
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