How Can I Have Work-Life Balance?

black board with words "work" and "life" on a balancing line.

Written by: Alexander Borsos

ABL Employment  

Some days it may seem like your personal life and work life are on auto-pilot: Wake-up, work, eat, sleep, and repeat. When did you start living to work, instead of working to live?

At ABL Employment we know that everyone has to work to get through life. But having a proper balance between working and living is required to make sure you don’t burn out, and can enjoy a happy life.

Listed below are 8 insights into how you can restore more balance in your life:

  1. Take your vacation time instead of working through it to accumulate the vacation pay for the end of the year
  2. Learn to turn off your work phone when you are spending quality time with your family, or when you are doing the things you love
  3. Plan your days out in advance: This will allow you to know when you should be working and when you should be focusing on activities outside of work.
  4. Taking care of your body gets extremely difficult when you get caught up in work. Plan out your meals ahead of time, and get at least one hour of exercise a day.
  5. Pick up hobbies or join local clubs. Everyone has passions that fuel our life’s purpose. Really embrace these activities, and you will find that you have a lot more drive and energy through out the day.
  6. Meditation (or prayer, or Mindful Reflection) are some of the best ways to decompress and release stress from your day. We aren’t suggesting you turn into a monk, but 5-10 minutes in a dark room, sitting up-right, eyes closed, and breathing in from your nose and out from your mouth can help bring your blood pressure down and give you a refreshed state of mind.
  7. Stretch before and after work. Stretching will release any tension in your muscles and can result in less pain and less stress.
  8. Make family (either the one you’re born into or those you choose for yourself) a big priority in your life. Nothing is more satisfying than a happy family that you are there to enjoy!

Now that you have some tools in your toolbelt to help combat your work/life imbalance, ABL would like to help you have “A Better Life” as a supervisor or manager, by putting you in contact with the best temporary, seasonal or direct-hire staff available in your market. Contact us at – Having a staffing partner that has been in the industry for 18+ years will help you meet your staffing and productivity goals. 

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