Achieving Harmony between Work and Life
1. Don’t Be a Yes Man/Woman
Learn your limits. There is no way that you can always come through for everyone at the office. Do as much as you can and even go beyond, but it is just as important to remember that you can say no sometimes.
If you find yourself feeling worn out all the time that might be a sign that you are doing too much. Listen to your body. You won’t be any good to your company or family if you’re stressed out all of the time.
2. Make Time for Things that Matter to You
Enjoy your family and friends. Richmond is a beautiful city. Take the time to do what you enjoy to do. In making time for things that you matter to you, you are de-stressing. De-stressing is just as important as getting your work done. You will function better, thus you will be a much more valuable asset for the company.
3. Keep Your Work life and Home Life Separate
This is so important to do. Don’t be a burden to your family by bringing work home or missing important moments in your children’s life to work late or take that phone call that could actually wait until the morning. If it’s not life or death, ignore it.
Make your family and friends feel important when you get home, by spending time with them free from the distractions of work.
4. Continue Learning
One of the keys to being successful is to constantly be willing to learn. In today’s society change is a very common thing, subsequently there will always be something that you need to learn for your career. Do yourself the favor of reading articles or books about your field by the people who know it the best.
Richmond is also home to some great colleges that offer night and evening classes for you to continue to learn.
If you have the time and resources you can even take a class for it. Never let your appetite for knowledge dwindle. Stay ahead of the rest of your coworkers and you will eventually be rewarded.