According to a Harvard Business School survey, a huge 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week, and nearly 50% said they worked more than 65 hours per week. A work-life balance can seem impossible in this day and age, with modern technology making workers accessible 24-7. Longer working hours in a day will increase stress levels and can damage relationships, motivation, productivity and health.
A perfect work-life balance is different for everyone but we have summarised five tips to help you find your ideal balance.
Prioritise your time
You may have a task list with 50 items, all of which come into one of the following categories:
- Important and Urgent
- Important but not Urgent
- Not Important but Urgent
- Not Important and not Urgent
You need to allocate the tasks to these headings and focus on the important and urgent category first.