Posted May 16, 2013 by rhita in Article

How to succeed in balancing personal life with work?


There are millions of working professionals who face a harrowing time trying to balance personal life with professional life. This is not necessarily limited to working women and mothers with kids. Even married men, bachelors leading a hectic life face same problem. A lot of them end up ignoring family and social life to cater to work needs. This can take toll on personal relations and at times can leave you feel fatigued and disinterested in everything. It is very important that you know ways to strike balance between these two aspects of your life. Below listed are a few tips that you can utilize to maintain balance between personal life and work.

To balance personal life and your career, it is important to learn ways to multitask. Of course, resorting to rigorous multitasking is not advisable but at times, you cannot help buy to attend to more than one chore at once. When you are at home during off days, try to complete chores that do not need constant attention at same time. Do not keep urgent household chores pending, no matter how much time they need. Avoid waking up late on weekends. If you wake up early, you can complete so many chores by afternoon and have still enough time to chill out with friends and take family out for dinner.

Most of us may not be aware some of the gadgets we use for convenience and communication needs can actually consume lots of productive time, if we use them carelessly. This can take up time at both work and home, resulting in the person struggling to make ends meet. For example, your mobile phone can be the reason you cannot find enough time to complete your work at office in time and also at home. Make it a habit to keep the phone in silent mode during work hours and at times, you may switch it off. While it is indeed a mode on instant communication, during urgent work, you may not like to be contacted by anyone.

When you have a lot of work to wrap up, it would be wise not to hurry up. It may so happen on Friday, you have been given lots of assignments at office but if you hurry, mistakes may take place which may need editing or correction. That can make your time scarce for the night movie date!  Try to keep your calm amidst stress and perform task meticulously. This will help you complete target within time.

At times, it may be necessary to say no to people both in your office and family. You have to prioritize between two tasks which may need to be executed at same time. It may make some people pissed with you initially but if you are genuine in your intentions they will realize the truth at some point. If you try to lease everyone in life, it may make you worn out and left with no time for yourself.

If you feel bogged down with workload and feel that you have hardly any social life, find new ways to relax with near ones. This may not be so hard after all. If you get late on Friday and have lots of work lined up for weekend at home, plan a dinner with friends after work. It hardly matters if you are not in your bets attire but you can extract happiness from the event.

It may also happen that when you get some free time for socializing, none of your friends are free. In such situations do not sit morosely at the couch. It would be better to relax in the way you like. In fact, you can pamper yourself with a lavish dessert or ice cream at a café. Watch a movie or do any activity that you like. Certain stuffs in life can be enjoyed without anyone’s company as well.

If you seriously feel a lot of time is being taken up by work, search for a better job. Find work opportunities that come with flexible timing provisions. As a matter of fact, lots of companies have become understanding about flexible timing needs of employees and some of them also offer work from home schemes.