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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

8 ways to a work-life balance

Work life balance is something which everyone is seeking but finding hard to achieve. These days men and women slog for hours in their offices. They are left with little time for their families. Reading that book which they always wanted to read or watching their favourite film obviously becomes out of question. To add to their woes their spouses and children keep complaining that they have become their last priority. I have seen couple of men who even claim their work to be their first wife. Now something is terribly wrong here. Yes work is important but so are relationships particularly your spouse and your child.

That is why I really liked the article 8 ways to a work life balance on It offers lot of insights on how to achieve the holy grail of work life balance. The tips it offers are too simple and not any rocket science. But no one can deny that the simplest things are the hardest to do. Yet even if you implement one or two tips from the article your life is bound to change.

The article asks you to keep aside time for your kids even if it means just thirty minutes. It also says that you should assign a limited time for checking your emails in order to not to mix up your work with your personal life.

Eating together bonds family together. Our elders have been telling that no matter how busy your schedule is, the family should eat at least one meal together. So the article asks us to have dinner with our family. The article also urges us to do some activity together. It doesn't have to be something big. Even small things like taking the dog for a walk together will go a long way in strengthening your bond.

Another thing which really liked about the article was finding me time. Stealing time for yourself, to do something which you really like. Now many women find terribly guilty about this. But this is important for your emotional wellbeing. Do something which you really like. Pursue your hobby. Most of the times while devoting time to our family we make many sacrifices and forget our likings. In the long run it does more harm than the good. So we become sulky and unhappy. Now one unhappy person can not make another happy.

Social media is undoubtedly the demon which is eating up all our time not always for the good. So in order to achieve the work life balance the article asks us to switch off the notifications on your social media accounts so that you will not have any distractions while you are spending that much sought after quality time with the people who matter the most in your lives. So let us all commit to give regular time to our family members. After all it is worth it. What say?
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