21 Aug Why a Good Work-Life Balance is So Important
Many recent college graduates find themselves struggling with the work-life balance. They’re still looking to establish themselves. It’s not uncommon for recent college grads to go “missing in action” because they haven’t quite figured out an appropriate work-life balance.
A fulfilling career is at the top of everyone’s list. We want to do what we love and get paid to do that.
You don’t have to be in your dream job to love your job, though. Maintaining a solid work-life balance can be the key to loving your job.
Here are a few tips and facts about how to manage your time and create a more fulfilling life in the office and at home
A work-life balance helps reduce stress and helps prevent burnouts, according to Forbes. Chronic stress is actually the top health issue in the workplace. Chronic stress is linked to insomnia, anxiety, and depression. And of course, all three of those things have the ability to impact your work.
Managing your time could really help you maintain the work-life balance you desire. Managing your time can make it so you don’t have to take your work home with you or stay late. People who manage their time well tend to be less stressed and miss out on that “last-minute crunch” many of us often face.
Having a good work-life balance will keep your attention sharp.
With a balance between work and home, comes greater control of where your focus remains, says the Australian Insitute of Business. Leaving your work and related stress at work will call for a happier home life and allow you to spend more time with your family.
Staying organized is crucial to maintaining an ideal work-life balance.
A person who works with a “messy” or cluttered desk spends, on average, 1 1/2 hours per day looking for things or being distracted by things or approximately 7 1/2 hours per workweek, says Dovico.
Hobbies are important!
It’s really easy to fall into the trap of “I go to work all day, I don’t want to do much when I get home.” but it’s important that work doesn’t become the only thing you do.
You can try your hand at anything – art, music, even learn a new language on Cudoo!
Having hobbies can help alleviate some of that workweek monotony and give you something to look forward to after work.
Need Help With Your Work-Life Balance?
If you’re looking for some guidance in work-life balancing, check out this course on Cudoo.