Looking to start afresh this year? Need a clear list of do’s and don’ts to help ensure a healthy career? You’re in the right place! Keep on reading for the best tips on maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
1. First things first – learning.
It’s never too late to learn new skills and gain new experiences (this is your friendly reminder to start that training course that you’ve been putting off!). Think of yourself as a lifelong learner. You need to show up early and plan your route. Does your dream career require you to take up any additional courses? Treat it as an opportunity rather than a requirement. The world is constantly changing and so is technology so we must be proactive to expand our skills.
2. Speak up!
Speaking up in the office can help to build confidence and increase your social standing. A strong employee voice leads to a successful career. So don’t be afraid to ask the important questions – when you participate, employers will see that you value and take your job seriously.
3. It’s not about perfection.
Perfection is impossible to achieve and constantly striving for perfection will only make you feel stressed out. Concentrate your efforts on making small improvements that develop you personally and professionally.
Learn to praise yourself and your achievements, and keep striving to do the best YOU can.
4. Make sure you’re having fun!
Whatever you do, have fun! It is important to enjoy your work as this leads to confidence and an increase in your productivity. Positive interactions and enjoying the company of your co-workers helps to build trust within the team which in effect can improve overall performance. Social interaction with your teammates can develop effective communication and understanding to be able to maximize work efficiency
5. Do you even Network?
Network, Network and NETWORK!
Your career network should include individuals who can help you grow professionally. Networking is where so many of your opportunities lie. If you are interested in a certain industry it’s a good idea to ask friends or family members if they can suggest connections in that industry. If you’re finding it difficult to network in person, you should definitely keep on top of LinkedIn and always make sure your profile is up to date.
Remember that a good reliable network has the potential to bring customers, job opportunities, and much more!
6. Look after your wellbeing.
Try to maintain work-life balance. By this we mean it is important to prioritize and have a clear definition between your personal and professional life. It may be difficult to do this if you are working remotely. Nevertheless, it is extremely important as it helps to increase productivity and ensures overall physical health and wellbeing is maintained whilst minimizing the likelihood of burnout.
Here are our Top Tips for ensuring a good work-life balance:
- Never stop learning
- Don’t be afraid to have a voice
- It’s not about perfection
- Have fun
- Networking is key
- You come first