I’m sure you have heard the expression WLB (Work-life balance). It refers to the idea that you need to take time out of your day to recharge to be able to be at your best. It can be easy for us to get pulled in to our work or focus more on one aspect that we forget to bring about that balance in various areas of our life. While WLB (work-life balance) sounds great, it doesn’t work without having a system in place. Work life balance doesn’t always mean a half-and-half divide between your personal and professional life. The true essence of WLB is about prioritising and finding the right concoction of what’s important for us overall in life and how can we integrate and communicate all that’s important and meaningful for us. So… now that the festive season has begun, here are some tips that can help you stay sane and be mentally and physically present at the celebrations that come your way!
Work Life Balance Solutions For Employees During Festival Season:
Prioritize what’s important
There are a lot of things to be thankful for this time of year, but what do you want to focus on first? It could be a mix of work and play. For instance, you may like to stretch and finish two weeks worth of work in one week so you can have the rest of next week off for personal commitments. What’s important though is to plan and understand your priorities for the upcoming days or weeks.
You can’t expect to balance your work-life balance during the holiday season if you’re not organized. To do so, set a schedule, use a calendar and make sure that everything is on track or at least almost on track.
Don’t wait until the last minute
There are a few things that can help you avoid the stress of last-minute preparations. First and foremost, don’t wait until the last minute! If you do it early, you can relax and think about your plans for the evening before they become stressful. You will also have more time to plan for any problems that might arise during your festivities, which helps ensure that everything goes smoothly when it comes time for them to begin.
Create a reward system
Create a reward system. Rewards can be small or big, but they should be meaningful. They don’t have to be expensive or extravagant—just something that makes you feel good when you’ve done something well and is worth celebrating. The rewards could be anything from getting dressed up in new clothes to going out for dinner with friends or taking your family on vacation somewhere fun! Don’t be afraid to say no One way to manage work-life balance during the holidays is to say no- sometimes to your personal commitments and sometimes at work. The catch here is that saying no doesn’t mean I won’t do it – it’s about finding the best alternative and creating a win-win situation. Say No To:
- Things that aren’t important or relevant for you at this time in your life
- Activities that require too much energy or focus and you personally don’t enjoy them at all
You must take time out to rest and recharge
You must take time out to rest and recharge. There are many ways to do this, including:
- Take a break from work by going for a walk or taking an afternoon nap in the midst of a hectic social life
- Go on vacation, mentally if you can’t physically. Even short trips mentally/ physically can help reset your brain after a long day!
- Don’t be a couch potato and in the name of rest stay in all day. Nature can really rejuvenate you!
We hope these tips will help you to stay on top of your game, but if you need more help, don’t hesitate to reach out. I am always happy to hear from our readers!