Why is it important to balance between Personal and Professional lives? Few Handy Tips for you
Globalisation firmly established "women empowerment". While an influx of more and more women into the workforce, increased competency, rising of consciousness, freedom and self-sufficiency, brought us to an empowered inclusive world, there is another side to this story.The Politics of gender, lack of motivation & aspirations, stress, anxiety and emotional incapacity hold back women to strive for a healthy work-life balance. Therefore, often we find it difficult to juggle between the two worlds, and end up in choosing one above the other.
It is quite important to have a healthy balance between your personal and professional life for a better You. And yes, not only for women, it's way important for men as well! Work-life balance is imperative to lead a positive, healthy life and to mitigate stresses. This allows productivity both at the workplace and at home.
Life is all about balancing things and in the right proportions, right? Hence, here lies few handy tips to sail you through a healthy balance between your personal and professional life:
PRIORITISE YOUR GOALS
Prioritize your life, prioritize your goals. What are the things that you want now? What seems inevitable to you at this moment? Simplify your life. Take a note of it and act accordingly. It will not only bring clarity to your life, but also improve your quality of work.
BALANCE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Bid adieu to all kinds of stresses. Yes, it's easier said than done, however you need to take control of your negative thoughts and emotions. Have a healthy diet. Sleep well. Meditate in the morning and avoid working longer hours during the night time. You can always finish your backlog the next day. Remember work is never more important than "You". So prioritize your well being!
KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Human beings are flawed and there's no harm to it. You may be a damn good worker, but not so good in household work or not a great cook or vice-versa. It's absolutely fine. Utilize the adversities to your advantage. Try to learn things which you are good at and let other things go off. Keep in mind that human beings have no supernatural powers and that they cannot be excellent in all things at the same time.
EMBRACE YOURSELF AND FLAWS
Couldn't finish the project in time due to family emergencies? Missed attending your best friend's wedding for the conference? Well we all have these issues. But don't be guilty. Embrace the fact that it's okay to be flawed, a bit selfish, it's okay to make mistakes and so on. Talk with your colleagues, your friends, family, partner and accept yourself the way you are.
MAKE IT A POINT TO SAY NO
Yes, sometimes we have to say "NO". Your supervisor wants you to work for longer hours or piles you up with workload- simply say you can't , for you know you have to give a little time to your loved ones now. Your spouse wants you to handle all household chores or to accompany your child to tuition after a busy day at the office- say no, for you want this little time for yourself. Keep in mind that there are no limits to societal expectations upon you, so you simply have to negate them/ know how to bypass them!
HAVE ME TIME
This one is very significant. It allows you to lead an optimistic life. Allow time for yourself. Do things you love. Go for vacations or solo trips. These trips enhance your vision of life. Take occasional breaks in between work- be at the office or at home. Indulge in productive activities during the weekends for an hour or two. Trust, you will feel better in both worlds!
Discovering the right balance is what you need in life. WiT Ace’s Life Stage Enabler and Self-Enhancement programs provide you with all these and many more to help you connect and accelerate better, both personally and professionally.
We are dwelling in the darkest hours of human existence because of the curse of Pandemic. Hence, be happy, realistic, explore yourself to the fullest, manage time and step out whenever feasible. Remember the key to a successful work-life balance entails in "loving yourself first". So live-laugh-love!