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Welcome to the Work from home era. Covid 19 has totally changed the way of working and life has become more complicated to earn money. With jobs becoming more and more competitive, workers are obliged to be committed more. Traditional work hours has been abandoned. Many will be multitasking, trying to balance their home life and office life.
But definitely the office life will be dominating your personal life, right! Working late nights and virtual discussions should have become a new normal.
Work-life balance doesn’t mean giving equal hours for work and personal life. It is something connected with the right time spent for working and the right time spent with family and doing things that you like. I know that it all depends upon the job you have, personal situations, age and hobbies, we can never neglect that.
There is a famous proverb saying,
”Work while you work & play while you play”
If you mix up both then you are going to suffer with work-life imbalance. If this still continues for a long time then you are creating distress for everyone. You are also prone to physical and psychological stress leading to lack of focus and degrading productivity.
With greater works being piled up daily, the employees are forced to fulfill the demands on or before the said time. If not, then they might even lose their job or get scolded from the higher ups. Work from home comes with many perks, the top most one is saving time and money for commutation. But each and every individual has his/her own pros and cons.
Working from home also had its own disadvantages like many felt isolated, many were unable to face the reality, many got demotivated, even many faced emotional distress. Parents got an additional job of becoming a full-time teacher for their kids. Some might relax with grown up children, but think about the small kids.
PROVED RESEARCH POINTS IN ACHIEVING HEALTHY WORK-LIFE BALANCE
1- Create boundaries between work and personal life. Often try to do work-life balance surveys.
2- Be mature enough to prioritize the tasks and follow proper time management.
3- If work load is very heavy, learn to say no and avoid that extra pressure developing in you.
4- Set some time to do things that you like. Creating a routine schedule will help and train others to adapt, thereby trying to get some personal time.
5- Respect people in home, help them and never take them for granted.
6- Learn to be grateful for what you have, especially loving people around you.
7- Definitely start to learn yoga. It is the best way to relax the body, mind and soul.
Staying healthy helps you to achieve a healthy work-life balance.(Tell me, who dosen’t like healthy people as their employees)
8-Become a little social or follow Peer Therapy – Taking time for others and sharing each other’s feelings.
9- Appreciation and rewarding is another vital power pack in boosting good work-life balance.
10- Planning works ahead will boost the good work-life balance.
Definitely, this new Covid 19 reality made us to think and do things differently. For example, with the absence of domestic help many faced domestic burden especially in maintaining homes, preparing food, taking care of children, sick people and elderly people.
But sharing the work between family members and accomplishing it, helping each other, spending time with our closed ones and children, concerning family, friends and relatives, pursuing a hobby, learning a new skill, many work from home job opportunities made us to win this crisis.
Kuddos to all those women and men who did it single-handedly. Yes, that is a huge challenge to do.
Whatever the situation is, productivity should never get hampered. Yes, who thought we would consult online with doctors? A lot has been taken care now because things need to be done.
A person who is fully dedicated and sincere to work alone, tends to lose his family’s affection and a person who is dedicated to family alone, tends to lose jobs.
I recommend every company to have a healthy company culture and wellness culture thereby nurturing a good work-life balance. Work-life balance is not a far-fetched dream, it requires confidence, consistence and will power to achieve it.