5 Essential Tips To Help You Achieve Work-Life Balance

Category: Health  

A major challenge in a modern person’s life is finding the right work-life balance. Professional ambition collides with the expectations of home and family.

The ultimate question, then, is can we have it all? Most likely we can't have it all every day, but we can make the effort to get it right some of the time. I did some research, and found what I believe are five of the most important tools to get you closer to that work-life balance we all seek.

A few easy tips

Time Management
This sounds obvious but it is not always implemented properly in our lives. The effort and commitment it takes to plan your day pays major dividends when you stick to the schedule. You give yourself control over what gets done and when it gets done, utilizing your time in the best way. Doing something as basic as allowing yourself half an hour to check social media, say, will let you have your fix but avoid falling into the time-suck that is the internet. Practicing consciousness when doing various tasks will ensure that you pay attention to all aspects of your life, work and personal.

This tip is a bit more complicated but is so crucial to your work-life balance and self-respect. Creating boundaries in both a professional and personal sense sets a precedent. It tells people that your time is valuable and not to be wasted. By establishing hardline boundaries, the different spheres of your life need not intrude on each other and you can focus on the task at hand.

Valuing Important Close Relationships
Work is important, but so are your personal relationships. In order to nurture them and stick to those boundaries your mindset regarding these relationships needs to change. This begins with your value system. When you value personal relationships and acknowledge that they are crucial to your success you will respect them. We are not machines--we need human connection to be happy and grow. Truly realizing what these relationships offer to your overall happiness will help you value, respect, and appreciate them.

There are ways to naturally boost your energy and sustain it through your day that don’t come with a caffeine crash.

Running, cycling and swimming are all solitary ways to burn a lot of calories in a relatively short amount of time.

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Self Care
Taking time for yourself is important for a balanced lifestyle. We cannot neglect ourselves and expect to thrive in any sort of work environment. Not taking care of yourself will catch up with you, and you will crash and burn, and put your dreams and goals further from reach. Take the time to relax and do things you enjoy on your own. Your relationship to yourself is as important as your relationships with family and friends.

Be Deliberate
Doing things with purpose and consideration is the key to achieving and maintaining your work-life balance. Don't just let life happen because someone else will make decisions for you. Decide early what you need to get done that month, that week, that day, and plan. Yes, life is unpredictable, but most of the events in our lives are mundane and repetitive. Take that as a positive to make the most out of your life.

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There are two basic ways your body can fuel itself. The most well-known is glucose. When you eat certain foods, your body will turn the food into glucose and release this in your blood where it can go to power up your different systems including your muscles, your organs and your brain.

Ketones are the other primary way you can fuel your systems. They are typically produced by the liver from fatty acids from the fat you eat or from the fat you store in your fat cells. While we often think of glucose as the primary fuel for our body, ketones appear to be just as if not more efficient in giving us energy and in particular our brains.

The primary way for us to make use of ketones is to fast (ingest no food at all and have only water, tea, coffee and electrolytes). This forces our body to use its fat reserves to create ketones to give energy to our systems. The other way is to go on a ketogenic diet, a diet low in carbohydrates and moderate in protein which does not bring in sufficient glucose to fuel your systems on glucose. Just as a fast, the ketogenic diet forces your body to burn fat as fuel. B

The takeaway

The tools to create a life of balance and meaning are now in your hands. Finding your ideal work-life balance is challenging, but the best things in life don’t come easy and are worth fighting for. Implementing the strategies listed above will get you closer to the life you want and deserve.