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Easy hacks for good work-life balance

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Published Jul 3, 2019, 4:39 pm IST
Updated Jul 3, 2019, 4:39 pm IST
Five easy to try hacks for maintaining work-life balance.
Indulge in some household chores that can help you in elevating stress and contribute to your physical exhaustion rather than mental exhaustion. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 Indulge in some household chores that can help you in elevating stress and contribute to your physical exhaustion rather than mental exhaustion. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

The intense work culture in contemporary times is as draining as an intense workout, leaving no time for yourself. By the end of the day when it’s time for you to invest some time on yourself you realise you are exhausted or have some other commitment that you have to fulfil. The odd work corporate culture demands can cause work burnout.

It is believed that the people of the US keep themselves engaged in work-related issues post-work hours and also during their vacations. This situation is usually referred to as employee “burnout” – a situation in which the employee is physically and mentally feels enervated and lack the motivation to work.

 

While this is quite common given the demanding work culture you are, you can still try these few things that can help minimise employee burnout. The Medical News Today highlights a few tips that can help in restoring balance and maintain the equilibrium. You can feel balanced and harvest your potential in all areas of life.  

Discard your Smartphone:

The first step you need to do is to keep your Smartphone aside and not engage in any form of work activity in your free time or post work. Eventually, the message will be loud and clear that you don’t respond to work calls or emails post after your work timings are over.

If you are self-employed or work from home, set a time frame for yourself and receive calls only during that time. It has been observed that if stay connected with your phone you tend to develop a habit of checking email, message etc. related to work. This in return increases the stress level.

So ensure that you keep your phone aside post-work hours.

Job worries should not hijack the private time

This is perhaps one of the most difficult things to do, given that you are spending a majority part of your time in office. While it is absolutely normal to carry work stress home, you have to consciously attempt and not let work stress bother you. Stress can adversely affect your relationship. Practicing meditation and yoga can reduce stress and be psychologically uplifting.

Have a work uniform

If you are working in an organisation where you don’t have a dress code yet, then set a dress code for yourself. The study suggests that the concept of “enclosed cognition”, which suggest that what you can influence how you perceive yourself and others. Different attire has different meaning and that can influence your mental state.

Therefore, picking the right set of work attire can impact in lot many ways; helps in boosting performance and confidence.

Commute with a good read

In a research conducted at the University of Sussex In Brighton, it says that books can cause one to enter into an altered state of consciousness. If this is the case, books should be your best friend to help you refresh your mind. It has the potential to dissipate anticipatory stress and you have a relaxed headspace after that.

Indulge in ‘you time’

It is important to set some time for yourself aside for a sense of contentment. Indulge in some household chores that can help you in elevating stress and contribute to your physical exhaustion rather than mental exhaustion.

These are a few of the things that you can try and can maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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