Work Life balance

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Work Life balance

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How to balance the work life balance (WLB)?

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Apply Stephen R. Covey's model for perfect balancing
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Lest us discuss common questions
• • • • • • • • • Do you work late hours at office every day & take your work at home as well? Do you feel stressed about the amount of time you spend at work, traveling to work or thinking about work? Do you often take a lunch break which does not even last for 30 minutes? Do you miss out on quality time with your family and friends because of pressure of work? Do you think work is having a negative effect on your personal life? Do you often think that you do not get enough time for yourself? Do you feel anxious or upset because of what is happening at work? Do you feel tired or depressed because of work? Do you often lose your temper at work? Amir Saif

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If your answer is yes, Then think about it seriously because work life balance means management in every aspect (Life and work both).

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5 dying stages
Stage 1 Married to your work
Internet has over shadowed our lives completely. Sometimes, for professionals, the lines between work and life are so blurred that they become non-existent. The internet is always on, accessible from just about anywhere and our work and play are often both in the same browser. As a result, we lose touch with our real life and become more inclined towards a virtual life style.
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5 dying stages
Stage 2 Exhaustion
When a person is tired, his performance lacks efficiency and productivity. It adversely affects his ability to think and slows down his physical coordination with work making him prone to more mistakes. These mistakes end up damaging his image & creating a negative impact on his professional reputation.
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Stage 3 Suffering Family

Extra working hours consume your family time. You may miss out on important family events, such as your child’s first step or your mother’s 50th birthday. Missing out on important family events may create friction and harm relationships with your loved ones.
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5 dying stages
Stage 4 Suffering Friends

Good friends are like energy boosters for your system. But if you are unable to adjust them in your routine, you might lose your friendships.
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5 dying stages
Stage 5 Increased Expectations

If you are a habitual extra hour worker, there is a chance you may be given more responsibility. This way you will be in the middle of a non-ending and expanding work cycle, attracting more tasks and challenges.
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Some handy solutions
Solution 1
Make a list
Organize yourself by making a list of things that you have to do for a week. Include work and non-work-related activities. Only pick out necessary tasks along with the activities that satisfy you the most and leave the rest.

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Some handy solutions
Solution 2
Flexible timings
The flexibility may alleviate some of your stress and free up some time. Pat at your back: At work, if nobody pats you on the back today, pat yourself on the back, and help others to do the same

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Some handy solutions
Solution 3
Learn to say no
Practice and learn to say no, e.g., when a colleague asks for your assistance in an extra project, remember that it is okay to respectfully excuse yourself by saying no. When you quit doing the things you only do out of false sense of obligation, you will experience a wider room in your life for the activities that are meaningful to you and bring you joy.
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Some handy solutions
Solution 4
Leave your work at office
When you walk out of your office door make yourself leave the work behind you. With today’s global business mentality and the technology to connect to anyone at any time from virtually anywhere, there’s no boundary between work and home.

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Some handy solutions
Solution 5
Manage your time
Organize your work by making a to-do list. A weekly family calendar of important dates and a daily list of to-dos will help you avoid deadline panic. If your employer offers a course in time management, sign up for it

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Some handy solutions
Solution 6
Clear communication
Limit time-consuming misunderstandings by communicating clearly and listening carefully at work as well as at home. Take notes if necessary.

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Some handy solutions
Solution 7
Pamper yourself
Set aside time each day for an activity that you enjoy, such as walking, working out or listening to music. Unwind after a hectic workday by reading, practicing yoga or taking a bath or shower. Remember, having a family and a job is OK for both men and women.

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Some handy solutions
Solution 8
Set aside one night each week for recreation
Take the phone off the hook, power down the computer and turn off the TV. Discover activities you can do with your partner, family or friends, such as playing golf, a picnic, watching a good movie etc. Managing time for activities you enjoy will rejuvenate you and your lifestyle.

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Some handy solutions
Solution 9
Stop burdening your off day
Try to schedule some of your routine chores on workdays so that your days off are more relaxing. Take proper sleep, eat healthy food and give proper time to friends.

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It’s your life!
Creating balance in your life is a continuous process. Keep the changes tracked as they occur in your family, interests and work life and keep changing your work-life planner accordingly. Assess your situation every few months to make sure you are on track. Change routines and plan your days.

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Action note
Creating balance in your life is a continuous process. Keep the changes tracked as they occur in your family, interests and work life and keep changing your work-life planner accordingly. Assess your situation every few months to make sure you are on track. Change routines and plan your days.

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