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Maintaining the Work/Life Balance

Where does all the time go? In the 21st century, it can often feel like we’re moving at a 100 miles per hour. There’s mouths to feed, promotions to be earned, homes to be cleaned...and that’s before we even start thinking about keeping on top of our social lives. If it feels like your life is geared too far toward ‘work’ and not nearly enough toward ‘life’, then have a read of the following advice and reclaim some of your existence.

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Establishing Our Priorities


Our lives reflect our priorities. Whatever we put our time into, that’s what our lives will show. If you’re working all day, twelve hours a stretch, then then what does it show? That you prioritise work over anything else! Take a step back and see where it is you’re putting your energy. It might just require a small tweaking to get your life back on track; or you might realise that something much bigger has to change - your mindset.

Cutting the Tasks


If you’re a naturally energetic person, then you might find yourself committing to every opportunity that comes your way. And in the 21st century, those opportunities will be plentiful. Consider dropping a few of your less important tasks, and put more time into the ones that are important. And if you need a valid reason to invest in home automation products that can do your housework for you, then having more time for your friends and family might be all the motivation you need.

Using the Time Wisely


We generally do not use our time anywhere as efficiently as we think we do. For example, how much work did you do today? You might have been sitting in front of a screen for eight hours, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you were working for eight hours. In fact, you might have been doing actual work for less than half that time. That’s a lot of time wasted, time that could be spent doing something more productive!

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Switching Off


Whenever our tasks our done, we tend to fall into the habit of scrolling through our smartphones, checking Facebook, watching TV, or all the other things that we think help us to “switch off”. But these things don’t help switch us - they waste our time. Consider switching off the internet and allowing time to wash over you uninterrupted. You’ll be amazed how much longer the day seems to be when you’re not picking up your phone every few minutes. And when we’re “bored”, that’s when good things begin to happen!

Time Just For You


You’re constantly caught in a battle between your work, friends, and family, but how often do you bring yourself into that equation? You should be making sure that on your list of priorities is a time set aside just for you. Ultimately, we’ll be able to be at our best and most creative if we feel peace within ourselves, which can only be achieved by spending some quality time on our own.

What do you do to help balance work and life?

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