How Work/Life Balance Can Make You a Better Person

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Work/Life balance is a great idea, however there is not a tried and true method for achieving this.  Everyone is different with different needs and priorities and you will need to determine what is important.  Whether you have a family, or are married or single impacts your priorities.  Many companies help parents to flex their time – perhaps coming in after the children are off to school and then going home, getting dinner, spending time with the family and then getting back on-line to work from home after the children are in bed.


Keep from being distracted and stressed by following a few simple rules:

Schedule your work time – when you need to focus on tasks.

Schedule your downtime also – plan to do something you enjoy every day, even if it is just a few minutes – exercising, reading, or meditating.

Learn to say no – don’t feel pressured to do things that you do not enjoy.

Take advantage of some of the new time-saving apps that are available – organizers, reminders, financial apps, etc.


Try to keep some time free, even if you need to work a few evenings or sometime over the weekend.  Find what works for you and your family in order to have more satisfying, enjoyable life.