Finding it hard to switch off from work once you’ve left the office? Or are you trying to separate work from home, when you actually work from home? Here’s our advice on how to manage that work-life balance when the line starts to get a little blurry.
Define Your Work and Home Goals
Set realistic daily goals for both work and home. That might be making sure you’ve caught up with 5 of your top clients before close of business, or ensuring your home insurance is renewed. If you are able to define what a ‘productive’ day looks like for you, then you’ll be more ready to leave the office knowing you’ve achieved what you set out to do.
Healthy Mind, Healthy Life
Everybody needs that stress outlet, whether it’s a cheeky glass of wine on a Friday night or a weekday evening spent at the gym. Making it an active activity might just help you manage that stress even better. Experts agree that incorporating as little as 30 minutes of walking a day can be a major stress reliever. Leaving the house for 30 minutes can make all the difference, particularly if you have a home-based office and need to make a break between ‘working’ and ‘relaxing’ hours.
Make Time for Friends and Family
Sometimes waiting for work to calm down seems like a never ending story. Instead, pencil in time for your loved ones in the week and try and orientate your schedule towards making that time possible. It’s unrealistic to expect to find work rewarding if all you do is work. Take the time to recharge your batteries by spending time with people who make you happy.
Save Time Wherever Possible
Save time with a business mailing address. Let City Virtual Hub manage your mail and provide you with a London number you can access on the go. Minimise the number of hours you spend on admin and ensure you have time to tackle your key business tasks. Avoiding ‘personal’ tasks like checking your bank balance will also allow you to leave work earlier. Minimise the unnecessary tasks at work so you can maximise the time you spend with friends and family.