Business life is a constant exciting challenge. No matter how great your love for work is we all need to find a balance that works for us. Whether it’s 50/50 or something completely different. Executives who fail to create and maintain a work life balance are frequently overwhelmed, exhausted and often unable to perform to their best ability.
Creating A Successful Work Life Balance
Have a plan of your daily expectations for your routine. Set out your tasks and how long you intend to spend on each area. Ensure you set time for food and breaks. Although we often end up working late if needed or we get carried away in our work, do not let this happen all the time! Time at home with family or just relaxation time is vital.
It’s crucial to separate work and home life. This can be a challenge as work often follows us home. If you are already working from home it’s especially hard to create a line between work and home life. Therefore, it’s useful to have set hours delegated to work time and a designated office or workspace to keep away from distractions and home comforts. Businessmen/women often find themselves replying to emails at home, or vice versa sorting social aspects in the workplace, this continues to blur the lines and can affect productivity.
Ditch The Guilt
A lot of leaders express feelings of guilt about not being in two places at once. When they work late, they feel bad about missing dinner with the family. When they’re at home, they’re plagued by thoughts about what they’re not doing for work. In actuality, this type of thinking is very ineffective because it results in you not being present. Whatever it is you choose to do with your time, be present in that moment. Focus. Give it your complete attention – and experience it to its fullest.
Learn To Say No
Women especially seem to struggle to say no to extra workload, helping others, or putting other things before themselves. Whilst it’s good to be a yes man/woman and to put in 100%, it’s also important to say no when it gets too much. Take some personal self-care time and reduce the threat of a fast track to burnout.
Get Work Social
It’s not just the work home balance that you should focus on, try to schedule in breaks throughout your working day. Take a walk at lunchtime or step away from your desk and chat to your colleagues for five minutes . They say that a change is as good as a rest and a change of scenery is the perfect way to rest your brain. If you work alone then a workplace with communal areas is the perfect way to keep a healthy balance. This is evident in the number of co-working spaces which has been created with freelancers and lone workers in mind.
86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures.Fierce
Work Together Succeed Together
Here at Wrkspace community and collaborative working is at the heart of what we do. We have various communal spaces, co-working areas, meeting rooms and we hold regular events for our tenants to meet up and get to know each other.
Employees who acted collaboratively stuck at their tasks 64% longer than their solitary peers, whilst also reporting higher engagement levels, lower fatigue levels and higher success rates.Forbes
However you work, don’t lose sight of your priorities and overall health and wellbeing in and out of the office!Published