Tipping the Scales: Making Work Life Balance Work

By Mae Davies / February 11, 2015
Tipping the Scales: Making Work Life Balance Work
You are not the only one struggling to juggle your life. Many people have the same dilemma. It is just too sad to see that people have to spend a lot of time focusing on one aspect of their lives at the expense of another. If you were a single woman who happens to be working in a large corporation, how would you manage your life so that you can enjoy the simple pleasures of it? Instead of mulling over the things that you cannot control, how about doing something about the things that you alone can control? If in case you are still clueless about the rules, check out the list below. Hopefully, these can help you manage your work life balance.

Drop it like a hot potato

One of the biggest busters of work life balance is the activities that are really worthless. A lot of people fall prey to these. Instead of doing something worthwhile, they inadvertently do things that don’t have value. Take, for example, gossiping about other people.

So what should you be doing to help the work life balance?

Avoid those nonsense activities. As long as these activities do not contribute to your welfare in a positive manner, then scrap it out of your schedule. If it is still impossible to remove that thing altogether, how about minimizing doing such things that can hamper your work-life balance? work life balance

Be on the move

If you are too busy, you have all of the reasons not to do some exercise. Exercise is one of those activities that can help you in your work life balance. You see, exercise increases concentration as well as your energy level.

If you notice, the more you exercise, the more alert you become. It is easier to think of ideas when you do some exercising. Waking up early to do a bit of cardio is a small sacrifice to pay. After all, a much clearer mindset will set your flow of thoughts at the start of work on that day.

All work and no play makes Jill dull

You don’t have to make large sacrifices to find your work-life balance. Even those small decisions can create a big impact on your work-life balance. What you need is realistic goals that you can easily accomplish. These goals will lead you to have time for yourself. This is very vital to achieve balance in everything you do.

Being a workaholic can be a good thing. Being a workaholic who knows to insert time for herself into her schedule is way better. There is nothing wrong with recharging your batteries during a full-day schedule. You can take a 15-minute break from your busy schedule and do some deep breathing techniques to clear your mind. These things, as small as they are, can go a long way.

Having balance in your work and life will not just give you calmness and peace of mind. This will also bring you a sense of accomplishment for the day. What do you think?

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About the author

Mae Davies

BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.