20 Top Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

• Plan one hour’s relaxation time for you into every day. Block it out in your diary.

• Get out into the fresh air for an hour every day.

• Delegate - at home or at work- get others to contribute. Don’t be a martyr.

• Say “no” - you don’t have to volunteer for everything you are asked to do.

• Seek out some solitude each day - time alone is energising.

• Plan a weekend event of some sort, or a day out, every 4-6weeks.

• Make a list of what you must get through in a day, or week, and what you would like to get through. Tackle the former and ignore the latter.

• Write a to-do list every night- and stick to it the following day.

• Get a cleaner if you can afford to for 2-3 hours a week.

• Internet shop for groceries- save yourself 2-3 hours a week.

• Turn off your mobile or screen your calls -don’t take work calls at home.

• Screen your landline calls. Let the answerphone take calls that are not urgent.

• Don’t check your work emails when you are not at work.

• Leave work on time at least two evenings a week.

• Have some FUN! Spend time with friends who make you feel good, or do something that makes you feel good, at least twice a week.

• Get a perspective - when you are frazzled, ask “Will this matter this time next week, next month, next year? If not, let go of the worry and anxiety.

• Take up a new hobby- September is a great month to start new classes and courses.

• Make one “healthy eating” change to boost your energy levels - such as reducing caffeine, alcohol, sugary snacks, or reliance on ready meals.

• Seriously consider a career-change, or working part time, if your job dominates your life and is affecting your health. There are always alternatives, even if it means a reduction in your income.

• Stop feeling guilty! Praise yourself for what you have achieved at the end of every day!

© Glynis Kozma Aspire Coaching August 2008
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Written by Glynis Kozma - Career and Behavioural Change Coach MAC

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