How do we manage work and life?

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This is a constant struggle for most people.  These days, we are often pulled in several different directions and learning how to balance our work and life is a key component in emotional well-being.

Here are 9 Tips on how to manage your work and life:

  • Recognize when you are overloaded.  Some indicators include chronic lateness, clumsiness, forgetfulness, irritability, and difficulty sleeping.
  • Know where your time is going.  Get a planner, calendar, scheduler, etc. and make to-do lists.
  • Understand your priorities.  Look at your calendar.  Is what you say is your priority reflected in your schedule?  Your calendar doesn’t lie.
  • Ask for help, both at home and at work.  Hire out help at home if you can.  Discuss with work options for flex time.
  • Use but don’t abuse technology.  Know when to turn it off.  Limit yourself in the evenings to 30 minutes on the internet/checking emails.  Better yet, keep it off until morning.
  • Manage dinner time.  Some time saving strategies include cooking once and eating twice, using your crockpot, or having breakfast for dinner.
  • Take care of you.  Eat well, sleep enough, have some fun.
  • Laugh.
  • Love, or at least like, what you do.