Work-life balance is a well-known concept in which a person must have a stable and reliable source of income while also having the flexibility to spend time with their loved ones or do things that they like, in order to be healthy and prevent burnout.
It takes innovation, enthusiasm, and a modern way of thinking to maintain a work-life balance in today's fast-paced environment. As corporate life extends into the wee hours of the morning, many successful employees have begun to find methods to balance their professional and personal lives in order to meet their obligations to both.
The concept of work-life balance has been pursued by many individuals throughout the years, but little did they realize that there are myths to this concept and they may be pursuing a mirage. Work-life balance is achievable and but there are myths and corrective truths to help you attain it.
Whether you are working on-site or working remotely from your condo living, it is important to create your unique style of balancing both your personal and work life so that they offer you delight and a successful and joyful professional stint.
The Myths About Work-Life Balance
Balancing Between work and Life Is Possible
This is the most common misunderstanding about finding a healthy work-life balance. The cold, hard fact is that there is no such thing as balance. However, while it would be ideal if this were the case, our lives do not exist in that bubble.
No matter how hard you try, work will infiltrate your personal life and vice versa at some point or another. Even after you've clocked out for the day, your work isn't over. It's possible that you'll still have to check your email or schedule.
Compartmentalize Your Time
The idea that we should compartmentalize our lives is also a fallacy. There are those of us who spend 50-50 split between work and home, meaning we spend half our time home and half on our office. Another idea is to divide our days into 8-8-8-hour blocks. A common belief is that we should devote eight hours a day to our jobs, sleep for another eight hours each night, and then devote another eight hours a day to our hobbies and social activities.
The problem is that you can't split your time thus equally. Every now and then you'll have days where you put in a solid 10 hours of effort.
Put your present priorities first instead of forcing yourself to divide your life into compartments. If you have a tight deadline looming, you may have to work extra hours to meet it. Right now, you could be missing out on some valuable time with your loved ones. That quality time is made up, though, when you accomplish your goal and reward yourself with a trip.
If You Schedule, You’ll Have It All
No matter how well you've planned your time, there will always be something you have to give up in order to get everything done. For example, you'll have to travel a lot if you want to contribute to the business growth. You'll be out of town, missing time with your family, whether it's to check in on your remote team or give a presentation at a conference.
Remember that having it all or achieving anything you desire isn't possible. When following your goals and aspirations, you may have to make sacrifices. In other words, the sooner you recognize this, the sooner you may start eliminating unnecessary things from your life until you've reached your destination.
Time Management is the Answer
Let's face it, sometimes we can manage our time well and complete all of our goals, but this isn't always possible, and that's okay! We do not always practice time management perfectly and some jobs take a lot longer than others.
Instead of worrying about getting everything done on time, simply set priorities for your job.
Tasks and appointments that must be completed on a regular basis are entered into your calendar. However, this does not obligate you to plan out every detail of your day. If you do so, you'll have to deal with even more stress in your already busy life. Leisure activities that occur on their own, rather than being planned, make individuals happy.
So, despite using a calendar to be organized, be careful not to overuse it. Give yourself time to do things like go for a coffee with a friend or reflect on the day.
The early bird catches the worm
Say, you wake up every morning at 5:15. Many people who have achieved success have done so. To put it another way, if you wake up early and get things done, you'll have more time. That way, you can take advantage of the rewards of your hard work.
However, this isn't the case for everyone. Evenings are better for certain folks since they are more productive. And you're also lengthening your working day without even realizing it. It is a piece of good news if you have a deadline or an emergency to meet. However, this is counterproductive in the long run because it will lead to burnout.
Workaround your productivity peaks is the key. It may not be a good idea to set your alarm for 4 a.m. if you're more alert and focused around 10 a.m.
Separating Personal Life from Work
Not everyone is able to separate personal life from work, in fact, your personal life has a significant impact on your professional life, and it's perfectly acceptable to be upset about something personal with your coworkers at work.
In reality, if you examine the moments when your performance was at its greatest, you may discover that your personal life had a role. When you're in a good mood and have a lot of energy, you'll be more productive. However, don't allow your performance to be harmed by the stress in your personal life.
What Does Work-Life Balance Actually Mean?
Having a work-life balance doesn't mean you have to schedule in time for every activity or task you do. Instead, it means giving your job the time and attention it requires, as well as making time for your personal and social life. You should also be satisfied with your achievements over the long term in both your personal and professional lives.
Rather than attempting to achieve a literal state of balance, it's important to accept all your job its consequences and impacts on your life in order to have a fruitful and harmonious professional and personal life.
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