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How to effectively juggle your work and social life

How to effectively juggle your work and social life

How to effectively juggle work and social life

Now that many of us are working from home and have constant access to our emails, we know it can be tempting to just “quickly” check them in the evening after you have closed the laptop down for the day. Suddenly a five minutecheck turns into an hour and a half, 10 more emails and 3 phone calls. The pressures of work can pile up sometimes, but it’s more important than ever to make sure you have an effective work/social life balance to ensure a healthy mind. So, we’ve put together some tips on how to help keep the balance just right.

Be social

No matter how busy or weighed down you may feel, it is important to still make time to maintain contact with your family and friends. Instead of burning the midnight oil in front of the computer take some time out for the ones you love. Whether it’s a virtual catch up with friends over a drink,  watching a movie or even simply having dinner with your family, doing something after work that you enjoy and is non-work related will help you relax; keeping you happy and healthy.

Take holidays

Everyone is entitled to a holiday! Yes, it may seem pointless to use your holidays when you are in lockdown and can’t jet off for two weeks to a beach somewhere but it’s important to step away from work once in a while. Taking a break, even for a few days and switching off will help you feel refreshed and give your body a chance to fully re-charge their batteries. Why not take a Friday or a Monday off to elongate the weekend? It means that you will come back to work feeling well-rested and be more productive than ever.

Be efficient with your time

We know that being social and finding the time for a holiday is important, but of course the work still needs to get done, hence the phrase work AND social life balance. Being efficient and strict with your time will help you achieve a complete to-do list and a healthy social life. When you’re at work, focus on the task in hand and give it your full attention, try to avoid distractions like texts and social media. This will help you concentrate and allow you to efficiently produce your best work. Before you leave the “home office” make a to-do list for the next day, this will help you feel organised and prepared in advance, so nothing gets missed.

Create your own working hours

There are numerous studies that show that working 9-5 isn’t the most effective way of working for lots of us. As we all have grown accustomed to working from home we can now see the truth in this;  you may be more of an early riser or perhaps a night owl, either way we all know that we would be much more productive if we created our own working hours. As well as boosting productivity, creating your own schedule can help you balance and make time for your social life and any family commitments you may have. Co-working is perfect for this, with 24/7 access to our dedicated desks you can work the hours that suit you, why not give it a go and see if it’s for you.

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