Women are great multi taskers, this is something nobody can contest. Work-life balance – does it look like a difficult achievement for you? As your responsibilities and duties mushroom at your office and home, you may find it tough to lead an easy life. Developing healthy habits is vital in such circumstances. Here we give a few tips to help you maintain a perfect balance between your family, career, and most importantly, personal well-being. Every woman has a unique style of working. Something that works well for you may not go well for others.
- Plan Ahead
Planning ahead is the golden rule for effective management. But, many of us do not know how to do it. To begin with, be sure of your priorities. If you are not a person of long-term planning, make plans for a week. Invest your time in scheduling your work for the upcoming week and make a to-do list. Do not overload your calendar with events. Be sensible. Or else you may not be able to keep up with the timetable and may get frustrated.
- Take Care Of Yourself
The energy to keep yourself active throughout the day is of great importance. Your body releases feel-good endorphins when you exercise. Walk to work, if your office is walking distance from your house. Avoid sitting for a long time as it is not good for your health. Meditation is another effective stress reducer. Don’t forget to rest and sleep because a healthy body breeds a healthy mind.
- Manage Social Media Wisely
Managing time wisely is very important when you juggle between work and home. Social media is the No. 1 cause of time wastage. Do not let your smartphone dominate your day. Stop surfing Facebook or Instagram mindlessly. If you find your time being gobbled up by these social networks, come up with ways to restrict yourself from using them. Diverting your productive time, social media delays your work and will most certainly prolong your stay at the office.
- Take A Break
Have you watched the latest season of your favorite TV series? Did you read the latest best-selling novel? If your answer is no, then find time for it right away. You need to have time for yourself. Unplugging from the world will give you some quiet time to refresh your mind. Do something you love. Read, dance, draw, or learn something new. It is important that you should feel good about yourself.
- Learn To Delegate
Everyone aspires to be a supergirl who does everything – shopping, cooking, laundry, and cleaning. But, it may not be a smart move as it adds too much stress to your life. Instead of trying to do all the work, delegate your least favorite tasks. This will give you an opportunity to focus on activities you value most. Decide which chores you can outsource.
- Give Up On Perfectionism
Messy home? Not so tasty meals? Do not strive to do everything perfectly every day. Sometimes, perfectionism can be destructive. All of us are bound to make mistakes at work or at home. It is part of being human. There is nothing like a perfect life. If you meet your deadline or if you prepare a dinner for your family, then well done. Give yourself a pat on the back. Do not analyze whether you have done it in the perfect way.
Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa