Achieving work/life balance with Care Dynamics
At Care Dynamics, we care about you. Did you know that when you join Care Dynamics you have your own personal employment broker. We want to make you happy, give you the hours you need when you are free and constantly monitor how we are doing.
Work-life balance is a desirable goal that we tend to fall short of attaining. Meeting the demands of a heavy workload and maintaining healthy relationships away from both work and studies, including your relationship with yourself, are equally important. Favouring one over the other can cause stress and negatively affect a person’s mental and physical health. Thanks to technology’s ability to blur the lines between work and life through smartphones and social media, achieving work-life balance can feel tougher to do than ever before.
Tips to Achieve Work-Life Balance
It may not always seem easy, but achieving a work-life balance is possible. The best way to accomplish this goal is to adhere to a few basic life strategies. Collectively, these tips can help restore equilibrium in your life, which is essential for good health and well-being.
Learn the power of “no.”
If you’re constantly putting yourself out as available around the clock, your boss may take advantage of your willingness by increasing your workload until you’re overwhelmed. When you discover where your work-life threshold stands, don’t be afraid to start saying no to a few things before you cross that line. The best way to do this is to avoid snap “yes” or “no” decisions when you’re asked to take on additional work. Request to take a few minutes to evaluate your schedule to make sure it fits.
Avoid the trap of perfectionism.
Avoiding perfectionism doesn’t mean that you don’t strive to do well at home or at work. It does mean that you aim not to let your balance get thrown off by minor flaws that have no substantial bearing on an outcome. While perfectionism often manifests itself in the midst of a work project, it can also strike at home during household chores or while preparing the family meal or studying. Letting go of the need to fix slight imperfections not only maintains balance but also can relieve stress.
It’s easy to be “on” in this digital age of connected devices. However, it’s wise to spend some time away from your phone, laptop or studies. This could mean something as simple as putting your device in the other room or turning off your phone notifications for a few hours. Doing so will allow you to be present in the moment, which can enhance your enjoyment of the surroundings. Ultimately, this leads to reduced stress and a healthier disposition.
When you work out, your body rewards you by releasing endorphins. Studies indicate that this chemical process can help to put you in a positive mood and help you relax. This form of self-care doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go to the gym. Engaging in yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises can work well.
At Care Dynamics, we will listen to your needs, and goals and work with you to ensure you get the shifts you need whilst maintaining your work/life balance.