How do you keep a healthy work-life balance?

30th July 2016 | By | Reply More

How do you keep a healthy work-life balanceHow do you keep a healthy work-life balance?

It can be difficult in the age of smartphones, to get away from your work commitments, even when you’re out of the office. However, it is important to keep a healthy work-life balance in order to be effective and efficient in your work. If you’re struggling to find the right balance in your life, you may want to consider taking a stress management course. This will help you feel more in control of your work and daily activities, and increase your productivity in the office, while keeping your stress levels down.

There are many techniques you can try to keep a healthy work-life balance. It is important to plan downtime into your schedule, to ensure you don’t end up working through the night out of habit. You should try to schedule in a relaxing activity in the evening, such as meeting up with friends, going to a yoga class or even simply taking a hot bath to unwind.

It can also help to work out which activities are sapping your energy the most at work, and dropping them. This might be browsing the internet for too long, or talking to a colleague who is constantly negative. Any activity which doesn’t enrich your career or personal life should be considered and disposed of if necessary.

Exercise is a very important element to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It can help reduce your stress levels at work, and increase your energy levels throughout the day. If you find you are feeling stressed at work quite often, attending a stress management training course might also be the right decision for you, as it will help you to identify areas you can work on to reduce your stress.

Another way in which you can improve your work-life balance is by getting  some help with the housework and other chores at home. If you can hire a gardener or cleaner, you will be able to spend more time doing the things you enjoy once you are out of the office, rather than facing a mountain of chores each day when you return home.

An important tip for reducing your stress levels and keeping work out of your personal life, is not to check your emails outside of the office. It can be very difficult to avoid checking them, especially if you can access them on your smartphone wherever you are in the world. However, it is not a good idea to read them in your downtime, as your brain won’t be able to fully switch off and you may feel you have to take action if you receive an email which suggests something might be going wrong in the office.

A stress management course can help you prioritise more effectively and become more productive in the office, thereby finding a better work-life balance. You will learn how to leave your work at work and avoid being a perfectionist – instead you will be able to let go at the end of the day and relax.

How can we help?

In addition to the standard courses listed we also offer custom stress management training courses tailored to suit your specific requirements, should you wish to combine elements from different courses – or if you would like us to create a completely bespoke customised course.

 CourseDurationCost In-houseEnquire about In-house course
Stress Management Training1 day£949enquire
Stress Relief and Stress Reduction1 day£949enquire

 * Travel costs are not included in price (charged at 45 pence per mile)

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