Everybody is looking to achieve balance in their life. After all, a healthy life/work balance is necessary to one’s happiness and health. It can significantly increase a person’s productivity – both at home and on the job. When a person feels “balanced,” they put their energy, focus and time to achieve goals and move forward in an eloquent manner.
Of course, you may be wondering what exactly is life/work balance or as I like to call it, Life/Work Harmony. What does one look like and how can work attain it with life as hectic as it is?
The great thing about a balanced life is that it can be achieved.
Your first step in getting control over your life is to look at what’s not working and change it. After you begin noticing the results from the changes you’ve made, you’ll know better how to keep that balance. A big mistake people make is doing all the changes at once. This is wrong and can set you back in your goals.
Instead, make small changes to achieve long-term results. Before you know it, you’ll have instilled more positive habits that you’ll want to maintain.
6 Tips To Bring Your Life Back Into Balance
Turn Electronics Off It sounds simple to do, but people have a real addiction to their electronics – TV, cell phones, Internet, etc. On the weekends, get away from it all. Leave the phone alone, turn the computer off, and stop with the game-playing, etc.
Instead, spend time with your family and friends. The idea is to give your brain a chance to relax and rejuvenate itself. When your brain feels “back to normal,” you’ll become more productive in your tasks.
Spend Time With Just You People, especially those who are constantly working, find it difficult to spend time alone. However, alone time is necessary to reduce one’s stress level, boost their happiness and give them some creative energy. You can exercise, write, read a book or just sit in a quiet room to get a little relaxation. Again, leave the electronics off.
This is also the perfect time to treat yourself. Consider getting a massage or facial. When sitting in the room alone, why not take a glass of wine in with you and a good book. Flowers or scented candles can do a lot for you during the alone time.
Have Quality Time With Loved Ones When you turn off the electronics, you can either spend time on your own or spend it with loved ones. If you opt for the loved ones, you can find out more about them such as what’s going on in their life. If you have children, make a point to spend time with them – play a game (that doesn’t involve electronics) or read to them (if they’re younger).
This is the time to learn about the people in your life.
Say No It’s okay, every now and then, to say no to something. If you try doing everything for everybody (including yourself), you’ll never feel at peace or have harmony in your life. If something isn’t that important, say no. If something is relatively important but not imperative, it’s okay to still say no.
Anything that isn’t important can fall to the wayside.
Listen To Your Body Believe it or not, but your body is telling you how it feels on a regular basis. Listen to it. Your health affects everything in your life – work, loved ones, sleep, etc. Make yourself a priority once again. Get rid of the negative things in your life – smoking, drinking, people, etc.
When it comes to negative people, you may not be able to avoid them totally, but reducing contact with them will do wonders for your health. Seek out positive folks that can improve your health too.
Have Fun The best thing for you is to have fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re reading a book alone or spending time with family and friends. Have a good time – laugh, play, joke around and relieve the stress that occurs from your everyday life. Laughing is definitely good for the soul.
With the implementation of any one of the above strategies – more than one is ideal – you can see a major improvement in your life’s balance. You’ll see an improvement in your overall mood and feel like everything is as it should be.
Try these approaches or at least one of them for at least thirty days. By this time, you will see a significant change in your life/work balance.
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