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How To Find The Perfect Work-Life Balance

How To Find The Perfect Work-Life Balance

To have work-life balance is to have an equilibrium between working hours and personal life. Work-life balance does not necessarily mean the reduction of working hours; it is about giving the same level of importance to your mental and physical health. 

Some people solely focus on having a successful career, and hanging out with family and friends or going for a walk in a park is neglected. They do not realize that having an imbalanced lifestyle increases stress levels, which eventually hinders career productivity.

Having a balanced lifestyle is important. Know that perfect does not exist, but to have balance means better output quality. Find the balance that works best for you. Here, we list some of the things you can do to find the ideal work-life balance.

Find a job you love

Find a career you love and feel passionate about. Doing so will provide work satisfaction and happiness in life. If you hate your job, no amount of work-life balance will make you happy. If you currently do not have your dream job, at least have enough passion to complete tasks at hand until you do.

Prioritize your health

Mental and physical health correlates with your productivity level. The more physical activities you do, the healthier your body will be. It will also provide better sleep. Physical activities also help you reduce stress and anxiety.

If you feel as if you cannot ensure good mental health, seek professional help. Otherwise, taking time off from work and relaxing at home may be enough to boost your mental well-being.

Take a vacation

Take advantage of your paid annual leave. It is important to disconnect from work at least once per year. Some workers do not take annual leaves because of financial restraints, but employees should always take some time. Stay at home and relax or visit the vacation spot of your dreams. Either way, enjoy what life has to offer.

Spend time with loved ones

Humans are social creatures and we seek interactions to feel complete. Make sure you take enough time to keep up with friends and family. You can plan for family days in advance and situate responsibilities around that. This is more important when you have children. If you do not spend ample time with your family, problems could arise. A problem in your family life means more stress and less productivity at work.

Increase productivity

Lastly, increase your level of productivity so tasks are efficiently completed, giving you more time for family time and hobbies.

Even though many are now working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries are reporting low numbers of new cases. Governments are beginning to consider an economic reboot. This means people are ready to head back out into the world and resume normalcy.

While still working under quarantine, increase productivity by eliminating distractions during working hours and stick to a strict work schedule. The ability to stay productive will translate well to the post-COVID-19 world.

Artur Meyster
Artur Meyster
is the CTO of Career Karma (YC W19), an online marketplace that matches career switchers with coding bootcamps. He is also the host of the Breaking Into Startups podcast, which features people with non-traditional backgrounds who broke into tech.

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