If your work and life are in conflict, it’s time to set some boundaries.
It can be challenging for all of us to find balance between work and life. Whether we’re juggling multiple jobs or just trying to get ahead at our current job, it’s easy to let work take over our lives. This can lead to burnout, which can damage your health and relationships.
Here are some tips for creating a more balanced life:
Consider your workload
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, it might be time to reassess how much time you spend on the job. Don’t just look at the amount of hours worked — consider what’s required from each task and how much time is spent checking emails or returning calls from colleagues or customers who aren’t directly involved in your project.
Work can creep into our personal lives, and vice versa. This happens when we communicate with colleagues outside of normal business hours or take calls from clients on vacation. To keep work from encroaching on your personal time, set boundaries and stick to them (for example, by turning off your phone at home). If you’re having trouble doing this on your own, ask your manager for advice or schedule regular check-ins with him or her about staying focused on your priorities at work during nonworking hours.
Delegate whenever possible
If you have extra tasks that can be delegated to someone else, then delegate them! Delegating tasks frees up time and energy for other things — like spending time with loved ones or exercising — which can help prevent burnout over time.
Organize yourself so that there aren’t piles of papers or notes lying around everywhere, but instead they’re filed away neatly in folders or binders where they belong. This will help keep things less cluttered and more manageable when it comes time to do actual work