Maintaining a work-life balance at this day and age can be a tricky affair, especially in the corporate world. We are at work all day, and most of the time we have to carry some tasks back home just to meet deadlines. Unlike the industrial era where all work was left at the factory at 5pm, work tends to spill into our personal time in the corporate world and the lines between work and personal life can quickly become blurred. We may even find ourselves working all through the weekend or having to travel for business during the holidays. Under these circumstances, how do we maintain a healthy balance between our work and our life? Our New York charter bus representatives believes it has the answers.
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This applies both to work and personal life. Wherever you are, it is imperative that you learn how to effectively make use of your time. For example, you should never let work issues spill over to your personal life and similarly, you should always leave personal issues at home when you come to the workplace. As mentioned above, with our work environments becoming increasingly demanding, it can be quite difficult to maintain a clear line. Remember, however, time is the most valuable commodity, it cannot be bought back, so we have to strive to make the most of our time in both settings, constantly striving to ensure that one is not affecting the other.
Most of us tend to get so caught up in our work that we forget to enjoy the simple pleasures of life; our whole life starts to revolve around work. This is an injustice to yourself and your loved ones; it is important to remember to be happy and present in your personal life regardless of what may be going on at work. Set personal goals, and these do not include career goals. For example, where would you like to take your family on vacation next summer? What would you like to do with the guys the next time you are all in town? Where will you treat your significant other on your upcoming anniversary? By setting personal goals you will be making personal happiness a priority and there will always be something exciting to look forward to beyond work.
For a perfect balance, you also need to set career goals. Ask yourself if you are aligned with the values and vision of your organization and, if you aren’t, then it may be time to look for employment alternatives. If you are, then take a few minutes every week to set both short-term and long-term goals that you can chase after. Do this and watch your motivation, happiness, and fulfillment at the workplace increase dramatically.
Also published on Medium.