If you're new on the job, check out these smart tips from Savvy Sugar to maintain your work-life balance.
When you are new to the workforce, you will quickly learn that entry-level positions do require you to prove your worth and dedication to the company (AKA, working a lot of overtime). You want to be sure that you are taking care of yourself and your life outside of work, so that you remain energized, happy and motivated. Implement our savvy tips so that you can feel like your best self, in and outside of the office.
Stay Focused While at Work
Use the Pomodoro Technique to time your productivity. It's easy to migrate away from your work to check your email or browse the web, which just drains you of your energy and time. If you concentrate on only one task for 25 minutes, you're more likely to complete your work in an eight-hour day rather than take it home with you.
Achieve and Enjoy Something Each Day
Jim Bird, the publisher of WorkLifeBalance.com recommends that every day you should be saying, "I just want to achieve something today and I want to enjoy something today. And if I do both of those things today, I'm going to have a pretty good day. And if I do both of those things every day for the rest of my life, I'm going to have a pretty good life."
Dedicate Yourself to a Hobby
By joining a dance class, book club or art class, you are building downtime into your schedule. By committing to a lesson, you'll be more likely to keep up with it. It helps to have something to look forward to outside of work that will motivate you to finish your work on time.
Make Dinner With Friends
It's so easy to want to make a microwave dinner or frozen burrito when you return home from work, but processed and frozen foods will negatively affect your health. Knock out two birds with one stone: Keep in touch with your friends and make nourishing, homemade meals a few times a week.
Don't Let Your Errands, Bills and Chores Pile Up
You don't want to have to tackle everything on your personal to-do list on your day off. Create a schedule to complete a few items off of your list every day so that your days off will be dedicated to pure, blissful relaxation.
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