Work-Life Balance Solutions
Work-life balance is often misunderstood. Most workers think of work-life balance in terms of Paternity/
Maternity Leave, Number of hours per week etc. However, work-life balance is actually not just in the hands
of your employer and you can do a lot yourself to get a better work-life balance.
In the debates around managing personal and professional responsibilities, the only certainty is that no
single technique works for everyone. However there are a few tactics that everyone can try out and I will try
to outline them for you.
One of the hardest parts of achieving work-life balance is recognizing that we’ll never have it all –
However, small tweaks like optimizing your commute to and from the office can be surprisingly useful in
achieving a work-life balance.
The physical trip to and from the office can sometimes be more draining than the work itself. Try getting in
early to take advantage of the empty office, or, if most days you’re starved for a peaceful moment, pop on
some headphones and jam out to your favorite radio station on the way to work.
Thanks to Cell Phones – more people are checking work email at the dinner table and typing up project reports
in their pajamas. In fact, the physical separation between our work and our personal lives may be an outdated
However, this is very much within your control. It is quite certain that your boss is not looking over your
shoulder at your dinner table – so you might want to consider if you really need to be “always on” ALL the
The fact is that YOU teach your employer and your co-workers how to treat you. If you regularly respond to
email at odd hours or If you show up every day at 7 a.m. and stay until 7 p.m., that’s what everybody will
come to expect from you whether you like it or not.
Another (much ignored) aspect of work-life balance is exercise.
Exercise is often one of the first things to go when work gets crazy, but its stress-reducing benefits make
it even more important to incorporate during demanding times in your life.
Know that you’ll make mistakes, and that obstacles and challenges will pop up unexpectedly. Instead of
feeling like a terrible person, try to enjoy yourself and be productive and present with whatever you’re
doing. Keep trying out new tactics and modifying your work-life balance plan.
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