In today’s busy and ever changing world, prioritizing between work and one’s personal life can be a huge challenge. With the demands of work, 24 hours accessibility due to technology, as well as longer working hours, many of us struggle to find balance between career and a rich satisfying life. When your work life and personal life are out of balance, fatigue sets in, as you experience a heightened level of stress. Consider these five tips for a better work-life balance, as a way of creating a richer and more fulfilled life.

Set Your Priorities

Prioritizing your activities is one of the best ways in managing your time, reaching your goals and getting the most out of your day. To get started, sit down for a few minutes today or sometime this week and decide what you want your priorities to be. Pay attention to your daily tasks including work-related and personal activities. Ask yourself, “If I have to do one thing today what would it be?” The answer to this question would be your top priority. What would you do second? Third? Fourth? Fifth? This would now create your list of top five priorities.

Take Time For You

How often have you been heard saying to yourself, “I wish I had more “me” time.” Well! As MJ – the King of pop, once said; “make that change.” Set aside time each day, each week, and so-on, to stay in touch with “you.” This time can be spent going for a walk, a vacation, or just doing something you enjoy. Consider this time sacred and once you place it on your schedule, protect it. Your “me” time will allow you to rejuvenate, be a better you and of greater service to others.

Get Moving

Would you like to feel better, have more energy and live longer? Regular exercise may just be the answer. It may appear counterproductive to add another activity to your life, but research shows that getting your body moving can help improve your mood, boost your energy, make you more alert and ultimately improve your performance and productivity.

Invest In A Coach

Just as how coaching helps elite athletes in enhancing their performance towards the achievement of their goals, investing in a personal coach can reap you big dividends. Most successful people know how to leverage the knowledge, influence and power of those around them, thus accelerating their success. Investing in a coach will likewise help you achieve optimal work-life balance as you pursue your dream.

Evaluate Your Work-life Balance Regularly

Achieving work-life balance is an on-going process and a never-ending journey. To keep on track, set aside time every month to reflect on your current work-life balance status. Take a look at your personal habits and lifestyle and evaluate them against your plan, to see if they are aligned with your work-life balance strategies.

Creating a healthy work-life balance isn’t a one-shot deal. It is a continuous process that reflects the ongoing demands of your work and personal life. Good luck on your journey!