Choosing Between Career Success and a Work-Life Balance
Gone are the days when the generation of baby boomers would work hard at their jobs to advance their careers without paying heed to their social life. Now that millennials and Gen Z are taking over the scene, the need to maintain a work-life balance is becoming crucial—changing the face of work culture drastically.
This is further substantiated by a plethora of research that came about to shed light on how a misbalance in the work-life dynamic can harm an individual’s mental well-being. However, most people still struggle to maintain this balance. Popular belief dictates that you can either chase your career or maintain your social life. But we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be this way.
Here are a few tips to help you maintain a work-life balance that will help you advance in your career and also help you stay happy.
Find a job that you love
Just because going to work is an expected societal norm doesn’t mean that your job or career has to restrain you from doing things you love—as the old saying goes, if you like what you do, it won’t feel like you’re working. Of course, you’re not expected to love every aspect of your job, but you shouldn’t work at a place where you dread getting out of bed every morning.
Don’t be afraid to unplug
Cutting ties with the outside world is necessary sometimes—especially if it gets in the way of your job. If your friends keep asking you out for drinks in the middle of the day, you shouldn’t give in to it as it won’t only compromise your work, but it will also display that you have a bad work ethic. While ditching work and meeting friends on a whim can be refreshing sometimes, you should be very careful that you don’t make a habit out of it.
Prioritize your health
As much as we all love our advancing in our careers, a general rule of thumb for maintaining a work-life balance should be that your job shouldn’t take precedence over your mental and physical health. If you’re battling a chronic illness and can’t call in sick, the job will likely weigh you down soon, and you’ll have no motivation left to go to work.
Set your goals and priorities
The key to maintaining a work-life balance is to set achievable goals for yourself—not just for your career, but also for your social life, the relationships in it, and your health. Think about what the most important things in your life are and make your days as productive as possible by achieving all of these mini-goals so that at the end of the day, when you come home for work, and are surrounded by your loved ones, you’re content.
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Posted by: Mitchell Riley
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