It’s more difficult than ever to pull away from the office to put business in perspective and maximize the time spent with family and friends. And the world offers so many distractions that hamper productivity.
These are the work-life balance tips I’ve shared with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Lockheed Martin and American Express.
To start with, it’s crucial to take care of yourself. That means getting proper sleep, exercise and nutrition.
Create appropriate goals for the few hours you have to give, both personally and professionally, and discern what is most important and urgent.
More people, more noise and more distractions require each of us to become more tranquil and comfortable working in pressure-filled situations. Multitasking increases stress, while focusing on one thing at a time helps decrease stress.
We’re constantly adopting new methods and adapting old methods. Effective change management involves offering periodic, concentrated effort so you’re not overwhelmed.
Ensure that technology serves rather than abuses you. Don’t be a slave to your devices.
Time off is a vital component of the human experience. Curiously, too much of the same leisure activity, however enjoyable, can lead to monotony. Try new things with friends and family to get out of your comfort zone.