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Finding Work-Life Balance

How do you balance work and life? Work-life balance is a constant struggle for many of us, but it doesn't have to be.

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Here are some great tips on how to find this ideal work-life balance:

  • To manage our time and workload, we should set realistic goals each day. The latest research shows that the more control over your work you have the less stressed out you get. So be mindful of deadlines and tasks on a “to-do” list before eliminating unimportant items from it.

  • With the growth of flexible work schedules and telecommuting, many companies are implementing policies that allow employees to have more control over their time. If you ask your company for this opportunity, they might let you choose when to come in or if/when you want to work from home a day each week.

  • In today’s fast-paced world, it is tough to get any work done without a little time off. Taking five minutes from your busy day will allow you to return refreshed and invigorated with better concentration. Employers have been known for encouraging short breaks throughout the day because they help people clear their heads of distractions that may increase stress levels or cause poor decision making when completing tasks at hand after a break has passed by

  • Research has shown that listening to music at work can improve concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, stimulate creativity. It is best to wear headphones while doing this as not everyone will appreciate the same tunes! Listening should be done with a high volume for increased productivity benefits.

  • Sometimes it might feel like you're the only one who's stressed at work. Fortunately, this isn't true! If things are getting really tough and your boss is acting unreasonably, try to communicate with them effectively by being honest without complaining too much or causing a scene. When we look from another person’s perspective at intense situations instead of just reacting impulsively, we can reduce our stress levels as well.

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