There are times when it is not so easy to feel like we have a balanced life. Between work, managing our relationships, responsibilities, and the occasional hobby, things get complicated. That is when we start to feel stress or anxiety about not being in control of everything we have to do.
We spend so much of our days at work and when we don’t have balance in that area of our life, other areas can be negatively affected. That is why we want to share with you some ways through which you can start to better balance your time at work so you can have a healthier life.
Analyze how you are currently spending your time
This can be your foundation to start optimizing your time. You can start by writing down what you do on a daily basis so you can see everything more clearly. Try to identify your tasks, what distracts you, what takes up your time, meetings, and more.
Create a manageable list of what you have to do for the day.
This will help you to better organize your time, to not let tasks slip through your fingers, and to better prioritize. This way you can also feel like you have your work under control. The more you do this, the better you will be able to measure the time your tasks take.
Avoid the urge to multitask.
This may sound simple, but it is not. We often believe that we're more productive by doing several tasks at the same time in a short period of time. Focusing on one task and switching to another or even looking at a text message consumes energy. Returning to the same level of focus takes more time than if you had not lost concentration in the middle of the task. So try to make it your goal to focus your energy on one task at a time.
Learn to say "no"
There are times when we want to prove that we can do whatever is asked of us. The reality is that by doing so we're possibly increasing our stress levels. Set firm, healthy boundaries so you can get your work done while taking care of your mental health.
Take active breaks
It has been shown that to be more productive it is beneficial to take a few short breaks a day. This will help you refocus more efficiently. You can choose to meditate, do simple stretches, walk around your work area, or even pour yourself a cup of coffee or beverage of your choice. The goal is to focus on yourself for 3 to 10 minutes and then return to your work with better energy.
Start practicing these tips in your work life. You will see that, little by little, they will be easier to fulfill, and you will realize how they can help you feel more relaxed at work. We know you can do it!
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