Live to work or work to live? It’s different for everyone, whether out of passion or necessity, but finding the balance between life and work is vital.
There are many ways you can perfect the balance, and the best way to find out what works for you is through small steps in the right direction. This may begin with not checking your emails after a certain time in the evening, or using your lunch break to go for a stroll. Being able to switch off from work and make time for what you enjoy doing is a great way of introducing some balance to your life. Try our tips for more ways to perfect your work-life balance:
1. Educate yourself on the positive effects of working less and living more, as there is a lot of evidence showing that perfecting the balance can actually make you more productive.
2. Enjoy time before and after work doing something you enjoy such as swimming, playing video games or baking. This will mean your whole day is not dedicated to work, and instead it is a little bit of work and a little bit of fun.
3. Try working smarter, if you prioritise tasks and dedicate a certain amount of time to each task, you can work far more efficiently.
4. Don’t be afraid to take a step back. While many of us have to work to make ends meet, it is also important not to push yourself to breaking point; so allow yourself to take a step back from work or say no to a shift if needs be.
Maintaining a good work life balance can have many positive effects on your health and wellbeing, from boosting productivity to a reduction in stress levels. If your current role isn’t allowing sufficient space for work life balance, check out some of our current available positions to find a more suitable career path, whether you're looking for temporary or permanent work.