COVID-19 isolation measures are literally driving the world crazy. Chief among the antidotes to a nervous breakdown, of course, is striking a work-life balance.
Life may be uncertain right now, but you are capable of taking back control. The first thing to do is strike a better work–life balance.
Why Does a Work–Life Balance Matter?
Striking a work–life balance is important for a number of reasons.
Overworking puts you at a higher risk of suffering from both physical and mental health problems. This is because being exhausted puts strain on your body and mind, which is linked to a wide array of conditions. It’s also common to take longer to recover from illness.
You may work hard to do well at your career, to keep your business growing, to earn more — or just because you feel you need to. But is it worth working so hard if this is making you stressed? Although you may feel like stress is unavoidable, simply saying no, delegating tasks, and taking breaks or time off can make a big difference.
Greater Engagement and Productivity
When work doesn’t consume your life, you’re able to focus better and become more engaged in projects. This results in higher productivity and can ultimately lead to better results than if you’d worked longer hours.
Reduced Risk of Burnouts
Extreme stress can eventually lead to burnout. This is characterized by a sense of being overwhelmed and an inability to cope. You may feel anxious, hopeless, and as if you have no energy — it’s certainly something you want to avoid.
Heightened Creativity and Innovation
An overworked employee will begin to perform on autopilot — the exact opposite of being creative. Only when you’re able to relax can you come up with innovative ideas, which could involve finding solutions to problems your business is facing, developing a new product or service, or better serving clients through improved customer service.
When your work starts interfering with your personal life, you’re unable to be present for family members and friends. This can cause relationships to deteriorate, only leading to another source of stress. Furthermore, the lack of a work–life balance can ruin your relationships with coworkers, which can impact how well you’re able to do your job as well as your career opportunities.
Sense of Fulfillment
Possibly the biggest reason a work–life balance matters is that it allows you to feel fulfilled. It gives you a sense of control over your life and allows you to make progress with all your goals, not just those related to your career or business.
How to Strike a Work–Life Balance
We can help you find a balance between work and your personal life. Our infographic contains all the tips you need to stay on track. Plus, you can refer back anytime you need a quick reminder.
In the infographic, you will find out:
- The 12 ways to strike a work–life balance
- How to separate personal and work activities
- How to improve your time management skills
- How organize your workspace
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