Hacking Your Way To A Great Work-Life Balance
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Hacking Your Way To A Great Work-Life Balance

For those who, have trouble with work-life management

Hacking Your Way To A Great Work-Life Balance

While I'm on Facebook I'm always seeing the endless posts of "there's not enough days to do work, life, family, friends, romance, blah, blah and blah. Understandably it can be difficult, but with success -- comes sacrifice. Good things do not come easy.

1. Get Rid of Your Smart Phone

Phones can be like a brain drain, while you post and share and like away on social media -- its distracting and wasteful. So, make sure to put your phone away after work. It may be better still if you leave it in a completely different room, a study suggests.

So let's leave those Instagram posts and Facebook entries to a minimum. #weknowyouworkalways

In order to avoid getting caught up in work during your free time, it may be a good idea to make it clear that you will not respond to work e-mails or take work-related calls outside of business hours.

2. Keep your personal life and work life separate.

My boyfriend and I love to talk about our day when we curl up on the couch with drinks. However, if you want to maintain good-quality relationships with your family, partner, or friends, try your best to keep work-induced stress away from the dinner table, and do not let it monopolize conversations and "family time."

Meditating at the end of a long day might allow you to set aside any work-related worries and instead focus on spending quality time with your loved ones, or even just with yourself.

3. Try Having a Work Wardrobe

This is for those who do not need to wear a regulated uniform for a work place.

Not only does this mean lots and lots of shopping, which is one of the many things I enjoy -- one study suggests that there is such a thing as "enclothed cognition," meaning that what you wear can influence how you think about yourself and others. Different clothes have different meanings for different people, so this is an individual mental experience.

Thus, picking a particular set of clothes to serve as your "work uniform" might boost your confidence and allow you to perform better while in a work environment.

So put the uggs away, no one is taking your seriously.

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