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Posted: 08 Jan 2020 By: Rashi Chaudhary

Do You Want To Keep a Healthy Work-Life Balance? Here's How

The moment you achieve fluency between your personal and professional life, most of the challenges of life disappear on its own. Yes, that’s true!

In our whole life, we try to keep a healthy work-life balance which means giving quality time to both the major aspects of our life. Those who master this art enjoys a healthy, happy, and productive life while those who struggle to do that are often seeing stressed, depressed, and less motivated to achieve their life goals.

Neglecting one important area of your life and immensely engaged in the other gives rise to many mental and physical problem. Let’s look at a few of them:

Relationships

Relationships are greatly affected due to poor work-life balance. Not spending enough time with family can damage relationships by forming many misunderstanding. The person also sometimes starts feeling missing out that may lead to depression as well.

Stress

Working extra hours decreases the capacity to be productive and energetic. This can cause extra stress to the person because of the inability to complete the work on time. It also leads to the following health problems:

  • Obesity
  • Weak immune system
  • Diabetes
  • Heart issues
  • Pain and stiffness in joints/muscles

Substance abuse

Due to work-life imbalance, the rate of substance abuse also increases because now the person looks for something that temporarily distracts or divert their mind from a stressful situation.

In this way, Poor work-life balance possesses a great threat to the physical, mental, and spiritual health. On the contrary, a healthy balance between personal and professional life brings the following good changes in life.

  • An employee is more productive and happy in the workplace
  • They know how to keep both the important areas of their life happy
  • An employee enjoys work and often motivated to perform different tasks
  • He/she is more active and energized
  • Mental and Physical well-being of an employee also increases

You can easily acquire all these discussed attributes to attain an ideal work-life balance. Lucky for you, as we have listed some of the many healthy work-life balance tips that are worth trying.

1. Talk to Your Team Manager

One of the easiest ways to distress yourself and introduce balance in between your personal and professional life is to have one on one conversation with your team manager, who assign you work on a daily basis.

There might be a possibility that he/she doesn’t know the complication that you are dealing with due to overload of work. The communication gap between the team member and the leader can wreak havoc both for the employee and the organization. For that reason, talk to your team manager and seek out solutions to reduce the work overload that is stopping you to keep a healthy work-life balance.

2. Plan a Weekly Schedule

Planning is a crucial part to stay happy and well-organized in life. By that, we mean to create a proper schedule of your daily activities during and after work. It will help you to take out some “me time” to have a few minutes of fun and to refresh your mind in the middle of the work.

Not only it makes you productive and fresh at the workplace but also this way can help you to spend some quality time with your friends/family in a better way.

3. Stay Positive

The best approach for maintaining work-life balance is having a positive mindset. Without any doubt, it will turn down half of your work-life problems.

A person with optimistic thoughts leads a life full of health, wealth and happiness. They don’t stress themselves no matter how difficult the situation is rather they look for the ways to overcome the discomfort caused by the environment/situation. The next time you encounter any difficult scenario that is lacking you to create balance in your life, just remember – “This too shall pass” and go with the flow.

4. Don’t Panic

There are times when everything is falling apart and you really see no way to overcome. In such scenarios, sit back and relax for a while before deeply engrossing in any further activities.

Get away from nervousness and switch from that activity that you believe is a wastage of time and efforts. Talk to yourself and stop unnecessarily predicting the future.

5. Be Physically Active

It might be difficult to take out time from your busy schedule to work out, but it will ultimately help you to obtain these overall health benefits:

  • Stronger immune system
  • It helps to give an energy boost
  • You will be more concentrated in work
  • It helps reduce stress, depression, and anxiety
  • It helps in lifting the mood

6. Eat Healthy Food

A poor diet is one of the main reason behind feeling sluggish and decreased productivity levels among the individuals. Also, sitting on a place for longer periods develop long term health issues like obesity, increased risk of heart diseases, diabetes, and much more.

To reduce that, intake a healthy and balanced diet regularly to enhance your productivity levels. You should follow the following healthy regime.

  • Fresh seasonal green veggies and fruits
  • Avoid sugary drinks & beverages that are hazardous for health, instead drink naturally sweet and chemical-free sweet fruit juices
  • Curb your hunger by healthy snacking options like nuts, seeds, fruits, fresh juices, oats etc.
  • Limit the consumption of unhealthy processed “Junk food”
  • Drink plenty of water (7-8 glasses everyday) and coconut water or lemon water for a flavour boost

7. Seek Professional Advice

If you still feel it difficult to have a healthy work-life balance despite putting endless efforts, It’s better to take professional advice from Life Coach or Counselor that will guide you throughout to attain better measures for maintaining a work-life balance.

Final thoughts:

To conclude, never try to replicate someone else’s ways to ease your work-life balance. Everyone has their ways to handle situations, on that account, always try to be the best version of yourself to attain healthy work-life balance either by following the recommended tips that we have mentioned or simply discovering your own.

Life is hard, but it will become easier once you get the hang of it. Just stay positive, trust yourself and live life to the fullest!

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