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How to balance your work life and your personal life

August 25, 2012

If you feel that you are overworked and spend most of the hours in your office room rather than in your cozy house with your family, you are not alone. Spending a greater number of hours inside your cubicle often turns out to be quite tiresome after a few days given the fact that nowadays a lot of people and officers work overtime to save them from getting fired in the backdrop of this whole recession thing. They work overtime to prove that they are truly an asset to their company and not to fall in the layoffs list in any case whatsoever.

Also spending more time in the office may affect your overall schedule and in turn you can’t devote more time to your family and spend quality time with them which results in great turbulence and increased quarrels with your spouse. As a result the results could be quite formidable. These stuffs get so magnified that it results in couples filing for a divorce. But this can all be avoided if you strike a balance between both the worlds.

Here are certain things that you should always keep in mind when you feel that your work load has increased considerably:-

1)      Develop a schedule:

A schedule is very important in the life of a busy person as it keeps track of the time devoted to your boss and the time devoted to your spouse. In case you find it difficult to extract some time for your family, you must design a schedule in such a manner that it allows you to return home early and spend some quality time with your family including a family outing every weekend.

2)      Learn to say a “No” firmly:

If you don’t like to accept new responsibility, requests or favors from someone and simultaneously you don’t want to upset someone, feel like running from your responsibility and you look undependable then you should certainly consider the favor twice before giving your final consent. In case you don’t feel like doing it, be firm yet humble to that person and reject the favor.

3)      Choose your risk level:

If you feel that avoiding a meeting or some work may land you in troubled waters then go for your office work first. The most important thing is to prioritize things and to learn to calculate the risk level involved. Saving your head is certainly more important than giving temporary happiness to your family.

4)      Talk to your boss about it:

You shouldn’t be uncomfortable to speak to your boss about it as a bad mood not only degrades the quality of work you put into at office but also ruins the remainder of the time left at home. You should feel free to talk to you and share all your problems with your superior so that things get back to normal.

5)      Relax:

You should always hold your nerves and never be exaggerated if your requests are not fulfilled or there is no one to heed to your problems. Spending some nice time with your family and friends not only cools you up but also gives you idea about the next course of action.

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