As we near the end of May, it is clear that summertime is just around the corner. The summer vacation everyone had as a kid is often replaced with work, which leads to less time for leisure. However, adults still deserve time to soak up the sun and enjoy summer festivities. Though the pandemic has hindered many activities, there is still hope of summer returning back to what it once was.
That brings us to our May blog topic: Finding a good work/life balance. As life gets hectic with work, family, extracurriculars, and so on, it seems difficult to find the perfect balance between them all. Do you sometimes find yourself feeling overworked or overwhelmed by your schedule? Below are some helpful tips on how to help alleviate some of the stress and show that finding a balance between work and life is a goal that is able to be achieved.
Take Time for Yourself
This can be done by reading a book, watching a movie, or going for a walk. There are many activities that give the brain a break. It is important to find a way to decompress after a long day of work and do something enjoyable.
Leave Work at Work if Possible
Being reached at any time of the day can become overwhelming and make it hard to separate your personal and professional life. If it is possible for you, try to have a designated time to check emails and be reached, leaving other times unavailable to focus on other tasks, home activities, or yourself. This helps prevent your time working and time off from blending together.
Make Time for the People in Your Life
Spending time with friends and family without distractions is important. Doing special activities with family or friends, such as grabbing a bite to eat or going for a hike, can be a great way to take a break. Having someone to talk to and spend time with creates companionship and can help get your mind out of the office.
There are many different ways to balance life and work. Remember to try to leave work at work, make time for your family and friends, and take time for yourself to do what you enjoy. It is easy to get caught up in work and neglect our activities outside of it. Relive the summer of your childhood, enjoying the little moments of life and giving yourself a way to relax away from the office.