4 Ways to Ease the Work/Life Balance
More than ever, executives are looking to life coaching programs to help them improve their work/life balance. If any job, but especially in high pressure positions, it is relatively easy to lose sight of a balanced work and home life. Having a strong work/life balance allows you to maximize your efforts at each without getting burnt out. Burnt out, over-stressed employees are not effective at their job, and the added stress can even hurt their health. In a fast paced world that places an increasing amount of emphasis on results, it is important to find the right work/life balance for your needs. An experienced, Certified Life Coach can help you do just that. Here’s a few of the ways a Life Coach would help you balance your work and home life.
1. Determine What’s Important to You
In order to figure out the right balance for you, you first have to acknowledge your priorities. If you want to spend more time with your family, your optimal work/life balance might look different than a single employee fresh out of college. If you want to get a promotion that requires you work extra hours, your work/life balance might have a different look. It’s about figuring out what matters most to you, what makes you happy—and basing the rest of your schedule around those things.
2. Remember To Make Time For Relaxation
Even the most effective workers can get burnt out if they don’t take time to relax. Sometimes we forget that we’re not superheroes. There’s nothing wrong with taking the time off that you are owed to relax, be with friends and families, and rejuvenate your mind and body. A rested employee is ultimately a more effective one.
3. Surround Yourself with a Support System
When things get stressful, you want to have a support system that’s there to listen to you vent, that you trust, and that you can bounce ideas off of. That support system might be a spouse, it might be a mentor at work, it might be a longtime friend, or it could even be your Life Coach. Your support system can include several of these people. Having a support system is crucial to your success, at work or at home.
4. Make Sure that You Enjoy Your Position
It’s impossible to have the right work/life balance in a position that you don’t enjoy. If you aren’t happy in your current position, you can always work with a Life Coach to find the right job that fits your specific needs and personality. Having a position and a career that offers fulfillment is the easiest way to create a sustainable work/life balance.
Regina Fasold is a seasoned Executive Coach and Leadership Expert. Her extensive professional background and her 10+ years of experience as a Global Executive Coach have allowed her to assist over 300 senior executives in corporations throughout the United States and in over 25 countries around the world.