Creating work-life balance

Having balance between work and life is something almost everybody struggles with these days. In a nutshell, work-life balance is a when a person balances both his or her professional and personal obligations equally. The following are some of the most common causes of a bad work-life balance:

  • Workplace obligations have grown;
  • Longer hours of work;
  • Responsibilities at home have increased;
  • Having a family.
Prioritising is key

Keeping an overview of your tasks prioritise them. Online you can find multiple tools to keep a clear overview if you’re working on different projects at once, or just simply use your (online) agenda for this. Preferably work with different categories, such has high-prio, mid-prio and low-prio. This gives your planning a lot of structure.

Plan days off

Plan your holidays and days off ahead (preferably a couple of months). This gives you and your co-workers a lot of space to work around. You can get your days off with a relaxed feeling and are able to enjoy it without thinking about your work.

Quality time before work

A lot of people plan their free time after their work but have you ever thought of getting that extra free time before? Exercising in the morning will give you a boost for your workday ahead and you do not have to worry about it after a long day.

It’s never going to be perfect

Always remember, your work-life balance will never be perfect. Even if you have all the knowledge and skills (you think) to have the perfect balance, there are still going to be days when it all backfires and you get a bit lost and need balance. Don’t let this demotivate you. Everyone has these days and it is okay to not be okay. Always strive for the most realistic planning, so pressure is likely to be less.

Health before everything else

Finally, we want you to take with you that it is important that health goes before everything else. So if you are feeling the need to talk to somebody, feel mentally or physically drained: go get help.