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How Does Work-Life Balance Improve Your Life?

Work-Life Balance

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Work-Life Balance.

 

What Is it?

How Does It Improve Your Life?

 

If you are a go-getter or type-A personality, you are likely to be driven at work at the expense of your home life. You pride yourself on being a professional and will work long hours and probably still take work home with you. Your family complains that you are either absent or perpetually too busy with work to make time for your family. 

Work-life balance means setting boundaries at work. For example, if you come home on time every day, your partner is less likely to be disappointed when you have to put in extra hours to complete a project. Setting the conditions up to ensure that you achieve home-life balance will prevent stress and burnout and comes with many benefits we look at below.

Family Life 

 

The family unit is the most basic and essential form of social cohesion. After all, your home is your castle, and it is the safest, most comforting space you have — provided you take care to nurture it.

It is vital to make time for your partner and children. Bonds are formed and cemented when they are fed. Otherwise, people start to drift apart and look elsewhere for their emotional needs. Children who lack attention are also more likely to make the wrong friends, stay out late, and even turn to crime or other attention-seeking behaviors. Your marriage is as strong and lasting as you make it.

Friends

 

You need to make quality time for friendships that matter to you. As with partners and children, friends will drift away and form new associations if you are always too busy at work to see them. A phone call once a month does not suffice for close relationships. 

Everyone needs a friend that they can confide in outside of their marriage and family. But it is a reciprocal relationship, and you need to have time to listen to a friend in need. Over and above that, you should be doing shared activities together that you both enjoy. This will ensure a friendship that lasts the distance.

 

Taking Care of Your Body

 

Ten to one, if you are a workaholic, you are skimping on healthy meals. Ultimately, your body will start to show signs of deterioration. You will find it harder to keep up with a hectic work schedule, much less the other aspects of your life. 

You need to make time for exercise. You can fit this in at lunchtimes so that it does not cut into your private time. It will mean being firm at work about your priorities. If this seems scary, know that more and more employees are staring to fight for work-life balances and modern-day bosses are becoming aware of the importance of this. They know that employees are no longer willing to compromise their personal time. 

When you work day and night, you are paying less attention to your hygiene and how you present yourself. This will eventually affect how other professionals view you. Take time out at least once a month for a manicure and pedicure, a relaxing massage, and skin cleansing treatment. You can obtain membership, discounts, and special deals if you sign up at  beauty salon Holywood. This will enable you to set up fixed appointments and fit this into your schedule.

Get your life back into balance and reap the rewards of contentment, strong family and friendship ties, good health, and beauty.

How Does It Improve Your Life?

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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24 thoughts on “How Does Work-Life Balance Improve Your Life?”

  1. Work life balance is such a hard thing. Often a double-edged sword. You don’t want the stress of struggling financially, but then it comes at a cost. Good to find balance when you can.

  2. Bedabrata Chakraborty

    Loved reading every word of this insightful post. I think the most important benefit of work life balance is health management that we often tend to ignore.

  3. Yes to all of these. It definitely gives me more time to take care of myself. More self-care and more self-love. It improves my overall mental health.

  4. This is a daily struggle for me, but I have been working hard to maintain the balance. My motto for the year is Work hard, then Play hard! Glad I came across your tips to help me do it!! 🙂

  5. It’s crucial to prioritize our physical and mental health to achieve a fulfilling life. As someone who has struggled with finding balance in the past, I love and appreciate the tips and insights provided in this post. It’s time to start valuing our well-being just as much as our careers!!

  6. Work-life balance is so important! I find that my anxiety can increase if I don’t balance my life. I make it a point to exercise regularly, which makes a difference.

  7. Jennifer L Prince

    I definitely skip working out and exercising when I’m busy, but I know it’s so important to keep doing. Thanks for the encouragement! I think work/life balance is always a challenge.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.