Balancing Personal and Work Life

life-balance-harmony-meter.jpgThere is nothing more important than you. Above everything and everyone else around you, you need to make yourself a priority in your own life. Yes, your family, work colleagues and boss rely on you emotionally, financially and professionally and that is why it’s important that you have a balanced personal and work life.

Our bodies and mind can only handle so much work and pressure. Though you enjoy and love what you do, if your work becomes your life you will eventually burn our mentally. And this can lead to you burning professional and personal bridges with the people in your circle. So if you want to prevent this from happening, we have just a few of many ways you can balance out your personal and work life so you can be more effective in both areas in the long run.

First things first
Figure out why you are procrastinating on getting your life balanced out. Once you’ve recognized the reason behind all of it is, you can start by drawing up your blue print and see which areas needs more attention in your life.

Identify the conflicting convictions
It is important that you understand there is a problem when work life and personal life are not balanced. Unless you recognize that the imbalance is a problem, it will not be possible for you to seek equal measures. These are some questions that you could ask yourself if you need a guide.

1. Do you find that you carry more and more work at home, making it a leeway of your office?

2. Can you split your job and home responsibilities?

3. Do you have anytime to pursue your hobbies?

4. Is your work bringing you joy?

5. Are you having a definite career growth plan which is practical in accordance with the path you are presently walking on?

After taking this test, you will have a clear view on where you stand with your personal life. Now we will have a look your work life and what you can do to find that balance.

Understanding your job
Develop a broad perspective. Consider growing yourself by upgrading your skill. Doing that will help you decide if you want to stay in your current field.

1. Know the goals. Knowing why something must be done can be very helpful. Having too much on your plate can be a relieve if you understand the project goals. It is also easier to discuss how to balance tasks if you have the whole picture.

2. Understand expectations. Make sure you understand your job description and what management expects from you. One example of this is after-hours communications. Are employees expected to check e-mail in the evenings or on weekends? Do you have to carry a cell phone just in case they need to contact you? What are the policies covering off-hours? If you take responsibility for meeting communications expectations, you should be able to take time off without feeling guilty afterwards.

Our profession is full of people who have found ways to achieve a balance that works for them, providing career satisfaction and personal fulfillment. It can be done. However, finding that balance is key!

So if you are have come to a point where you have your personal life in check but the only thing missing is the ideal job to balance out your life, we can help you with that.

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Credit: by Stuart Miles