Mark Cruver works with many professionals on aspects of their lives they can improve to enjoy career success. One of the issues that many working professionals grapple with is finding a work-life balance. Technology has made people more accessible, but with this ease, more people find themselves taking work home. Job insecurity creates a need to work longer shifts, and the stress of a long day can make it difficult to find peace.
Finding the right balance between work and life means different things to each individual, but the following tips can help you strike that balance.
Say no to perfectionism
In your younger years, striving towards a perfect outcome may have been reasonable because there weren’t many demands on your time. At such an age, it’s easier to work towards being perfect, but as you grow older, you have more responsibilities to think about. Perfectionism is no longer a goal. Presenting quality results should be.
Find time to unwind
From being able to work from home and having applications that make work simpler, technology has its advantages in the modern world. However, it’s also brought about the expectation that there’s really no off day. Constant email and other notifications make it seem like the day never ends.
If you find yourself thinking about work even when you shouldn’t, it’s time to unplug and find better ways of relaxing. Start by switching off the phone while with family, and engage more in outdoor or physical activity to get your mind off work.
Mark Cruver is a career and college consultant at Capstone Educational Consultants. He established the business in 2012 as a way to help the local community with its college application needs.