The New Year always presents itself with resolutions ranging from health and fitness goals to bettering productivity and promoting personal growth within the workplace.
Unfortunately resolutions and commitments to bettering one’s self in the New Year always start out strong, but eventually many of us end up falling back into the same routine we were trying to get out of. Balancing work and personal life is always a common resolution. People want to make more time for their families, and get out of the office every now and then.
Here are some tips that may make sticking to your New Year’s resolution of “better balancing your life” a little bit easier:
- Designate one day per week when nothing work-related will be addressed. No getting stuck at the computer, no answering phone calls, no stressing out. Many of us have demanding jobs that require attention in the evenings or even weekends. But as we all know too well, the second we sit in front of our computers to address something, 5 minutes can become 15 and then 15 becomes a few hours. Pick your day to avoid work responsibly! If it’s your day off, go ahead and take it! Plan something outside of the house with family or friends, away from distracting communication devices!
- Take your lunch break. Stop eating lunch at your desk, or worse, skipping lunch. Get outside for 20 minutes to a half hour each day during your lunch break. Go do something! It will help clear your mind, and prevent you from feeling “trapped in the office” all of the time.
- Commit to a healthy hobby. Whether it’s playing Ultimate Frisbee with friends, going to Pilates, or throwing a baseball around with your kids, commit yourself to a healthy hobby. Even 2 or 3 days a week will help break up your week and guarantee that you’ll be doing something other than work!
These 3 tips were brought to you by HR Shield. We encourage you to share these tips with your co-workers, promoting an overall healthier working environment. Balancing your work and personal life is often a challenge, but it’s easier than you may think! Follow the abovementioned tips for a happier and healthier you!
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