June 14, 2016

4 Tips for That Work Life Balance

That work life balance – do you have one? For me, I often remain in the office later than I should, work through my lunch break and check my work Facebook pages at the weekends. But am I complaining? No way. I love my job and I am willing to work as hard as I can to make the most of my career. However, I have to admit that I do sometimes struggle to separate the two and so I wanted to put together some tips for you and myself!


Switch Off Your Work Phone
Switching off my work phone is a big one for me; I can’t help checking my notifications and emails when I’m out of the office. The easiest way to stop this is to put your phone away or even switch it off over the weekend – and leave the house without it so you can’t be tempted to check those emails!

Make Time for Exercise
I’ve said it before and I will say it again; exercise for me is just so important. Despite the fact I work for a chain of leisure centres, going to the gym is still a break from work. Getting my trainers on and heading to the gym for a tough workout allows me to de-stress from the day and spend some time focusing just on myself and my health.

Get Offline
The problem with blogging as a hobby is that it’s practically a full-time job in itself. Sometimes coming home and blogging isn’t the break from work I need – it’s simply a new set of deadlines, emails and tasks to complete. I have to make sure I get outside and away from the screen, otherwise I would go crazy!

There’s More to Life than Work
Finally, don’t forget there’s more to life than work. As much as I enjoy my job, I don’t want it to be the only thing in my life and having a hobby (like this blog) is vital to keep me busy in lots of different ways.  Plus it gives you something interesting to say to that dreaded “so what did you do at the weekend?” on a Monday morning!

Do you have a good work life balance? How do you switch off from work?