3 Tips To Maintain A Healthy Work-Life Balance

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Exercise And Meditate

Exercise is an effective stress reducer. It releases happiness hormones and stress-relieving endorphins in your body.

So, take out time to exercise. This will help you focus and keep you physically and mentally fit.  But if you’re struggling to exercise after a hectic day at work, start small. Take out just 10 minutes a day, then make them 20 and so on. There are lots of great online workout tutorials for you to watch on YouTube. These can easily be fitted into your daily or weekly schedule. When it comes to finding time to exercise, it is more important to do little but to be consistent, than to exercise every day but never be truly committed to doing this all the time.

If you’re really pressed for time, try meditating. Start with deep breathing exercises during your commute. In addition, take out a few minutes on the weekends for quick and easy meditation sessions. You do not even need to be guided by someone else to do this, just sit down, close your eyes, and take deep breaths while you let your mind empty of all thoughts.

 

Speak to Someone Who You Can Confide In

Sometimes we just need to get something off our chest. Whether we are getting too stressed at work or struggling to find time for our loved ones, a good chat with someone who is knowledgeable about these kinds of problems may be extremely useful. For example, if you are religious you could reach out to your chaplain or your corporate chaplain. But what is a corporate chaplain and how could they help you? A corporate chaplain is simply a chaplain that you can access at your place of work. They can offer you advice or even just be a listening ear for you, and having them present at your place of work makes it much easier for you to contact them during the day.

If you are not religious and do not want to speak to a chaplain, then you could arrange a nice catch-up over coffee with a friend or family member. This will give you both the chance to catch up on each other’s lives and for you to let them know how you are feeling and they may have some added insight into your situation.