How to balance work and personal life

There’s a common saying that suggests the reward of a work done well is more work. Being a hardworking employee has its perks, but it is also important that you find a balance between your work and your personal life (a.k.a. work-life balance). Here are some tips to help you give your best at work and enjoy your personal life, too:

  1. Always be up to date: Keep up with information and know what is happening around your office. Be attentive at meetings and clear your tasks, which help you stay on top of your work and leads to fewer surprises. This will also help keep impromptu work to the barest minimum.
  2. Use your hours wisely: Do not use your work hours for personal things and then go home to do work. Procrastination is not good for work, it eats into your personal time. You would end up probably working during the weekends when you don’t have to.
  3. Know when to say “Yes” or “No”: If a colleague asks for your help with his/her task, use your discretion to accept or reject the task, especially if it will affect your out-of-office hours. Do it only when it is urgent or if you are less busy.

Yes, there are times you would have to sacrifice some of your personal time for work, but try as much as you can not to make it a trend. You should learn to enjoy life, even as you pursue a career.


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