Too much of the bad stuff can be, well, bad. Having too little of what you need can also be bad. When it comes to work, one should know how to prioritize personal welfare such as, happiness, peace, and rest. In this busy world we live in today there has been a huge increase of demands placed upon a person that need to be addressed. Aside from typical house chores, shopping, life planning and organisation demands, there are work demands, family, friends, social, sporting, and personal demands that can blow your mind and cause internal turmoil.
Staying connected in this day and age is no longer an option. If you do not reply to a message quickly, then people worry that you are sick, or feeling down, when you could just be busy or distracted. Communication tools, mobile phones, internet connections are no longer a luxury, but are very much a necessity of modern living. As communication starts to be a necessity, it is imperative that you should know how to use the different tools and communication channels available.
According to American Psychiatric Association, excessive workplace stress causes a staggering 120,000 deaths each year. For most people, work can be both challenging and demanding; and if one loses himself/herself in work, and fails to maintain the equilibrium of work and life balance, their mental health can start to deteriorate.
So what can you do to maintain Work Life Balance?
- Separate personal life from work
More often than not, people seem to forget that work is work. Although we cannot direct people to not be sensitive, the least one can do is remember that after office hours, you can try to spend the time with your family and friends while avoiding any stress of work. Turning your mind off is a skill that a lot of people struggle with, and an active mind is one that finds sleep and relaxation difficult.
- Do not over stretch yourself
There is nothing wrong with being competitive and doing your very best in your job however, you do not need to push yourself to the limits or to the point that it causes you exhaustion. Maintaining your best performance should not require physical, emotional, and mental burn out.
- Do not procrastinate
We understand that there are moments when you do not feel like doing your job but putting off the tasks will not help. If you stick to the process of not rushing things and worrying about productivity, this leaves you more time to relax and think creatively out of the box.
- Stay away from toxic people
We can’t control the people around us and the people who contact us, but what we can control is choosing to allow their negativity to affect us. Have a positive outlook in life and know that during your bad days, it will not last long.
- Follow your passion
Do what you love! There is nothing that makes people happier than having to do what you love and earning from it. Your passion can drive you to success and wealth.