Right from college to grad school, people who have a flair for programming, software development and things related to Tech, dream of landing a job at a top Tech firm. Reason being that Tech companies offer handsome salaries, travel opportunities and a comfortable lifestyle for their employees. But working as a Techie 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 harmony
Now, this largely depends on the company that you are working for. However, an average Tech Pro faces these difficulties in an average Tech company. The most critical on this being the difficulty in maintaining healthy work-life harmony and the added stress because of this.
So, if you are a Techie who works in the Techie World who works their butt off, how can you lead a healthy and stable life?
You have choices which is a good thing. Listed are a few things that you can do to maintain healthy work-life harmony.
1)Participate in workout sessions
This is one of the best ways to reduce your stress level. After 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 be a part of 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 favorite outdoor sport. It can be basketball, tennis, 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 food bank, 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
Find a Coach that can partner with you to source the stress and help you create ways to release it.
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.
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