We all know how easy it can be to become completely immersed in your work; however, that does not always lead to a fulfilled lifestyle. The most successful people tend to find a way to balance both their work and home life, although it is no easy task. As a mentor, this is one of the most important lessons that you can teach to your mentee. If you’re not sure how to relay this message, we wanted to share some useful tips for maintaining work-life balance:
- Incorporate downtime into your schedule. This means building in time to hang out with friends and family, which is one of the best ways to recharge. By making a habit of proactively doing this, you will find that you still have time to work hard and play hard.
- Outsource your errands. A trip to the grocery store and mowing your lawn can take up precious time, which you probably don’t have a lot of. Find ways to eliminate these daily chores when possible, such as ordering your groceries on the Internet and paying someone to cut your lawn.
- Make time for exercise. Exercise is a great stress reliever and is a proven way to increase your energy levels and allow for better concentration. Starting your morning with a run or trip to the gym before your family wakes up can allow you to fit in a workout without taking time away from family or work.
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