By: Natasha Archary
There comes a point where most adults start to question whether there’s more to life than a regular 9 to 5.
Like worker bees in a hive, we tend to focus all our energy into surviving our workday that there’s little to nothing left for personal life.
Loosen the concrete jungle’s grip on your time and aim to reach a work-life balance that will fulfill you.
If we can take one positive thing away from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that most companies can survive with employees working remotely. With everything being so digitally driven today, do you really NEED to be at the office every day? Chances are you don’t. Arrange to have a more flexible work schedule so you can get the kids from soccer or ballet and be home in time to spend quality time together.
Say no, more
Being a team-player does not mean you should pick up the slack all the time. Nor does it mean that you have to be accessible after hours. With the exception of emergencies, you need to be able to set boundaries with anyone from work.
Take your lunch break
It’s your hour to do with as you will. You do not have to take your lunch break at the office. Head home to have lunch with the kids if they get out from school by 13h00. Or take a later lunch to go pick them up from school, especially if you’re pulling a late night at the office. Plan your days so you can prioritize your family.