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  • Writer's pictureStacey Murtagh

5 Tips to create a work/life balance


Creating a work/life balance is so important to our wellbeing, especially as many of us are now working from home. Whilst we work from home it's even more important to create boundaries between work and home life to ensure you find time for yourself and your family. Here are my top 5 tips on how you can create your very own work/life balance: SELF-CARE

  • You can’t do good work or be fully present with others if you’re not taking good care of yourself.

  • Allow yourself to be appropriately compensated for your good work.

  • Create time in your schedule to do things that you love and bring you joy. This could be exercise, a hobby or spending time with family and friends.

  • Click here for 10 tips on self-care

SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES

  • Be clear on your working and non-working hours, and honor your word regarding your schedule.

  • Clearly communicate guidelines for how and when to reach you outside of these hours, if necessary.

  • Healthy boundaries will improve your quality of life and relationships with others.

  • It's OK to say NO. Be comfortable in saying no or pushing back when your schedule doesn't allow for something. You don't need to apologise when you say no or give an excuse. If it doesn't fit then just say so.

PLAN & PRIORTISE

  • Plan each day the night before so you know what you need to prioritise and focus on. This will help reserve your energy by limiting the amount of ‘back and forth’ between tasks.

  • Group similar tasks together in time blocks so you can create momentum and improve efficiency.

ASK FOR SUPPORT FROM FAMILY & FRIENDS

  • Communicate your vision and goals, and include ways they can help.

  • Getting family and friends on board with your vision will help you stay accountable.

CREATE A THREE-YEAR PLAN TO ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRED INCOME LEVEL

  • A plan with goals and actionable steps will help keep you on track.

  • An action plan with clearly defined and measurable objectives allows you to monitor your progress and make adjustments when necessary. Use the SMART matrix (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) to help set those goals.

  • Create a vision board – click here for my guide

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