Finding the right work/life balance isn’t always easy
■ PRIORITISE. It sounds obvious, but prioritising the competing demands on our time is essential to achieving work/life balance. Make some time to reflect on your current commitments. There will be some that are essential and others that are less important. Is there anything you could forego altogether for the sake of a healthier balance?
■ HAVE tech-free time at home. Computers, laptops and smartphones all help to make our lives easier but they shouldn’t rule us. The temptation to check workrelated emails when you’re “off duty” or to check social media too often, draws us away from being present to what is meaningful to us.
Have set periods when technology is completely off limits, for example during family mealtimes, so you can appreciate being in the moment.
■ SAY no when you need to. It’s ok to respectfully say no to people who ask you to give your time. This is especially important if you are someone who finds saying no hard.
When you stop doing things out of guilt, you’ll find you have more time to focus on the things that make you happy.
professional lives and take steps to redress the balance when it gets out of kilter. Here are three tips to help you find the right balance. Focus on things that make you happy