Life Hacks

What is Work-Life
Balance, Anyway?

Tips for juggling your daily grind and me time

The importance of work-life balance and tips to help achieve it

We all know that smartphones help get everything done from the comfort of wherever you are. But how do you find a healthy work-life balance? Here are some work-life balance tips for staying productive while avoiding burn-out

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Let apps be your gatekeepers

Nothing can stop your boss from sending emails or texts around the clock, but you can change how you react to them—or don’t. There are apps that specialize in blocking alerts from certain contacts during your “me time”. Apps like THRIVE and OFFTIME let you set specific days and times that are guarded from work notifications, while keeping a checklist for you to tackle first thing Monday morning

“Our days are being occupied by things that don’t matter most of the time”

-Jason Fried, Founder of Basecamp

Increase your production at the office

Make office time work time

This might seem like a no-brainer but it’s good to reevaluate how productive you are at the office. “Our days are being occupied by things that don’t matter most of the time,” says Jason Fried, author of The New York Times best-seller “Rework” and founder of Basecamp. “We’re just talking. There’s a big difference between constant conversations and meetings and actually getting work done.” If you’re more focused and productive during regular office hours, then you’ll be more likely to protect that much-needed down time

Set a routine or playlist to help get you in the right state of mind.
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Routines help set the mood

Every left-brained person has probably perked up at this headline, but this applies to the creative types too. Think of routines as setting the mood for your creative outputs—a way to trick your body and mind that it’s officially “worktime” so the ingenuity can begin. Whether that routine is getting in early and grabbing your favourite coffee or lighting a candle at home and listening to your favourite chill playlist, seduce yourself into a more productive mentality when the time calls for it

Use calendars and reminders to keep your schedule always up-to-date.

Your schedule is your best friend

Admitting that technology is addictive is the first step to recovery. Next, establish a clear work schedule and reasonable guidelines for when you should be expected to be available outside of the office. As any therapist would advise, boundaries are healthy and ultimately you want to be part of an organisation that respects your boundaries as much as you respect theirs

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