31 October 2020•apna
Work is a vital necessity of our life. For most people around the globe, the definition of work has been ‘going to office at a certain time, executing the tasks as part of the job role, and coming back home after a designated time period spent at work.’
This concept of work has changed drastically in the last few months and for millions of people, work from home is the #newnormal.
With this new work set up, many of us are stretching our working hours - sometime even working 20+ hours a day. This kind of schedule can take a toll on your personal life and physical and mental health. So, what do we do? The answer is - BALANCE!
Let us learn the art of work-life balance with these tips:
Planning your day is a great way to allot time to various activities starting from exercise and morning chai to meetings and mummy se baat. Stick to the allotted time for each activity and keep a buffer for ad hoc tasks at work.
A healthy lifestyle is directly proportional to time management. Start your day early to get the extra two hours for your health and peace of mind. Prioritise your work day, starting off with the most important task first. Give yourself short breaks between two tasks, but don’t extend the breaks.
You should know when you are wasting your precious time in useless activities like scrolling on Facebook or checking WhatsApp every now and then. Impose a self rule to not look at social media till you finish the top 5 tasks of the day.
Make it a rule for yourself to spend at least 30 minutes every day practicing health regimes like exercising, meditating, walking or jogging. Indulge in a hobby at least twice a week.
This may seem difficult given that working hours have become blurry and there is not a set number of working hours in the WFH set up. But even then, try to fix a time beyond which you will not talk, or think about work. It could be your after-dinner hours.
Most companies give paid leaves and when you work from home, a lot of leaves are saved. While it is important to be dedicated to your work and give your best to the organization, it is also very critical to take time off from work and enjoy a few days relaxing and rejuvenating.
Learning something new or investing time doing something productive for yourself is a wonderful stress-buster. Uninstall useless apps from your phone and install useful apps like apna, where you can interact and network with like minded people, upskill yourself, and also, search for better work or business opportunities.
Stay well and power your career with apna!