Why work-life balance is important
Your life is more than your job. If work is always your main priority, you will miss out on other life experiences that you may never get the opportunity to engage in again. While we’re all (or almost all) stuck in a system that requires us to work to fund the lives we want, work you do for a paycheck isn’t always an inherently fulfilling one Part of life, and if it is for you, it’s certainly not the only one. As has been pointed out several times, the statement “money can’t buy happiness” is an oversimplification and ignores many of the nuanced things that money can provide access to and that can contribute to one’s happiness. But money cannot replace unique experiences, the past or people who have died.
Work-life balance is self-care
It is also important to take time for yourself. Without a work-life balance, it can be easy to neglect your own needs. An accumulation of self-neglect can lead to burnout or crises. You are not a machine, you need rest, joy and variety. Not taking care of yourself but spending more time at work is not a sustainable life strategy.
Contradictory as it may seem, a better work-life balance can actually improve your professional success. Finding a balance between your work and other aspects of your life frees up time for the other things that matter to you and makes it easier to devote your full time to work during work hours. When you’re fully focused while you work, you’re less likely to make mistakes, and you may find it easier to take on difficult tasks or come up with creative solutions to problems.
Techniques for prioritizing work-life balance
A fundamental step towards work-life balance is to figure out your priorities. Take some time to think about what is important to you. Once you know what’s important to you, you need to figure out how to meet your priorities. It can be helpful to approach this step by distinguishing between long-term goals and the actions you can take in the short-term to bring you closer to your long-term goals. Then the work that lies before you must be completed.
Setting boundaries around work is another important aspect of prioritizing work-life balance. It can be difficult to stay within your limits, but if you intentionally determine when and how much you will and can work, and do your best to stop working outside of those times, you’ll likely find that you can do a little more Having time to engage in other things to support your well-being, your relationships, your passions, and your long-term goals.
Do you have activities outside of work
Find a transition activity or two. It can be difficult to put down work and immediately switch your attention to something else. Your thoughts may linger on your current work project, the task you couldn’t complete today, what’s coming up on your to-do list, etc. Finding an activity that can bring about physical, mental, and/or emotional change is helpful Be able to shift your focus away from work and onto your other priorities. Transitional activities can include running, dancing, meditating, singing, showering or bathing, walking, napping, stretching, etc. Find a few things that work for you and use them to divert your attention. Work on other things at the end of your workday.
Get an accountability partner
Something else that can help you improve your work-life balance is finding an accountability partner or two. Ideally, an accountability partner is working towards the same or a similar goal as you and you can put together helpful ways and times to reach out to each other and review your progress toward your goal(s). This can be helpful because if you’re the only person holding yourself accountable you may be more willing to break the rules, but having someone else checking you out can be more motivating to honor your commitment(s).
Build in self-care
If self-care isn’t already built into your priorities, then add it. Taking care of yourself will help you maintain your commitment to the goal of balance, in addition to all your other goals. Take time to relax, recharge and play. While it may seem trivial, it is an essential factor in maintaining a work-life balance.
How a Psychic Can Help
A psychic can help you prioritize work-life balance in a number of ways. They may be able to point out some of your own tendencies or habits that you may be in denial or really unaware of. This can help you build safeguards into your process to reach your goal more efficiently and holistically. With this information you will also know where to expand to grow if you have the capacity.
A psychic may also be able to help you understand approaches and frameworks that work for you and that don’t. You’ll have an easier time moving toward work-life balance when you use tools and thought processes that make sense for your life and personality, rather than fighting an uphill battle against your strategies and mental framework.
Additionally, a psychic may be able to provide a detailed perspective on why work-life balance is particularly important to you. Knowing this can help you stay motivated as you engage in the often arduous work of changing your tendencies and habits.
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