7 Simple Tips To Improve Your Work / Life Balance

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The more senior you become in the organisation, the tougher it can be to maintain some form of work / life balance.

So what simple tips do I suggest for improving work / life balance?

    Tip 1: Set deadlines

  • Have you ever noticed that when you set a deadline for getting something done or a timescale to do something, you somehow do it? Setting a deadline is a bit like setting an intention which sends a signal to your mind.
  • Tip 2: Prioritise well

  • Whether you believe it or not, some things are more important than others. Make the point of identifying and prioritising how you will use your time.
  • Tip 3: Be well organised

  • Being able to find things when you need them, whether in a computer or filing cabinet, can pay big dividends.
  • Tip 4: Plan things out of work

  • If you don’t, you will just end up staying that extra half hour, which will in reality end up being two hours.
  • Tip 5: Ask for help

  • Don’t suffer in silence. Ask for help if you are struggling.
  • Tip 6: Focus on what matters

  • Rather than stuff that keeps you busy.
  • Tip 7: Learn to switch off

  • Tough as it might be, you need to be able to switch off.

The truth is, maintaining a healthy work / life balance can actually enhance your performance. So what’s your first step?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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