Happiness is a wonderful gift, free for anyone willing to accept it!
How many of you have pondered over work-life balance? How many times in a day do you remind yourself to manage time better? Yet, terms such as ‘time management’ and ‘work-life balance’ continue to remain merely terminologies in your life, as unachievable as ever! However, leading a happy personal and career life is not completely impossible. As Shiv Khera very famously said, ‘winners don’t do different things; they do things differently’; so, do you have to do a few things differently in order to achieve this goal.
‘Prioritize’ is the word you should always keep in mind. While social media handles are useful, they can be extremely distracting. Try completing the tasks at hand prior to logging into your social media profiles. Alternatively, visit your profiles after having completed a task. This will give you a sense of achievement and you can derive some strength from this achievement to tackle the bigger and more complex tasks.
2. Keep at least half a day in a week only for yourself
Keep some think-time. It might seem inconsequential at a superficial level; however, once you start practicing it, you are bound to understand its value. Do nothing of consequence in these few hours. The deluge of information nowadays are bogging down people in ways that are unknown to them. During these hours, try to resist the urge to seek more information. Turn out the noise – yes, your cellphone is part of your noisy world. So you may consider keeping yourself aloof from it.
While hanging out on G+ and chatting on FB is a great thing, try and build offline relationships. Social media is definitely a good place to keep in touch, but real relations are built only in a personal space. Try and find the time to meet up one-on-one. Catching up with old friends can give you unparalleled happiness.
4. Forgive yourself
It’s a good habit to take yourself seriously, but you must refrain from judging yourself too harshly. Keep your expectations realistic. You become your own enemy when you take yourself too seriously. Let go of some expectations and you will see that things are falling into place.
Whenever you are too overwhelmed with emotions, take a deep breath. Additionally, for all the fast trackers, yoga and meditation for 15-20 minutes is a must in order to achieve wonders. Of course, if you can extend the time limit to 30 minutes, nothing like it. But make it a point to start your day with a few exercises.
- Work-Life Balance: Your Guide to Achieving that Elusive Balance Between Work and Life (personalexcellence.co)
- Work-Life-CPD Balance (theatregrad.wordpress.com)
- The ‘Real Winners Of The World’ Don’t Have Work-Life Balance, They Have Work (businessinsider.com)
- Getting closer to work-life balance (martinamcgowan.com)
- Secrets of Productivity (lifehack.org)
- The Myth of Work/Life Balance (workingmommanifesto.com)