For most people, finding the balance between work, family and personal life seem like an impossible goal. You juggle heavy workloads while trying to maintain relationships and family responsibilities and become stressed out. Those who strive to give their all at work tend to find themselves struggling to achieve a good work-life balance. Studies show that a poor work-life balance can result in unhealthy levels of stress, unhappiness, and even reduced productivity. So how can you achieve a healthy work-life balance?
Know When To Unplug and Disconnect
According to theladders.com, “Twenty-seven percent of millennials said that stress often bothered them at work, compared to the 12% of baby boomers that said the same.” Studies have shown that people who stay connected after work hours experience elevated cortisol levels and higher levels of stress. In order to reduce work-related stress, especially from a poor work-life balance, you should determine when you will be connected and when you will unplug. This will guarantee a good work-life balance because it forces you to stop responding to emails or calls during family and personal time.