In a world where we are always accessible, it is hard to ensure work life balance in our current environment.
Portable devices such as smartphones and tablets, allow you to stay connected to work no matter where you are.
The stress and pressure of your professional life can entice you to continue to get your work done.
Even when you have left your desk.
Keeping a proper work-life balance will keep you happier and more productive both inside and outside of work.
The key to maintaining a healthy work-life balance is to be “present” in whatever you do.
At work, limit the time you spend thinking about outside-of-work things like chores or social obligations.
If you find your mind wandering, acknowledge your shift in focus, detach yourself from the distracting activity, and redirect your attention back to the original task.
Take time at the end of each workday to mentally “wrap up” what you’re doing.
Reflect on what you have achieved for the day, and spend a few minutes writing your to-do list for tomorrow.
This will help you empty your mind of work-related stuff, so you don’t have them weighing on you while you’re not at work.
When you’re away from work, take steps to disconnect yourself from your business life and be “in the present” in your personal life.
For example, use “do not disturb” mode on your phone or other devices, and let others know you’re unavailable.
The odds that something truly urgent will come up while you’re away are probably low.
However, you should provide a means of contact in case of a true emergency.
Find something to do in your free time that will provide you with enjoyment.
It could be spending time with family and friends, finding a hobby that you are passionate about, spending time exercising or travel.
Work life balance is about making the most of what you have in there here and now.
We don’t know how much time each of us have so we need to make sure that we make the most of it.