How to Achieve Work-Life Balance When You Are Feeling Burnt Out

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance When You Are Feeling Burnt Out

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance When You Are Feeling Burnt Out

Do you have trouble setting aside time for yourself?  Are you constantly plugged into work, even when the workday is over?  By always working, you will lose a sense of balance in your life.  This can eventually lead to a loss in friendships, lack of self-care routine, and other issues in your personal life.  Working in men’s therapy in Orlando can provide you with a routine and schedule that helps you restore balance.  These are a few ways that you can achieve work-life balance in your life when you are feeling burnt out from work.

Schedule Your Time

When you are overwhelmed with work or life events, you should sit down and organize your schedule.  Writing down all your events will help you make a game plan so that you can accomplish everything you need to.  Without taking the time to plan and schedule out your time, you may end up missing events, becoming overworked, or double booking your days.

Avoid Distractions at Work

One of the best ways to accomplish as much as you can when you are working is to avoid distractions at your desk.  Remove any distractions from your workspace.  Keep your cell phone in a drawer so that you are not tempted by any texts or phone calls you may receive and place all work tasks directly in front of you.  This will allow you to be more productive when you are setting aside time to work.

Create an Effective Workspace

By creating an effective and productive space to accomplish work, you will be able to get more tasks done during the day.  If you have an untidy workspace, you may find it difficult to stay focused and attentive to tasks that you need to do.  A clean and organized workspace is the best way to truly focus on each day’s tasks without distractions.

Take Your Time Off

Many people do not take advantage of their PTO or their vacation days.  They may take the day off, but still find themselves logging into their email to check on work-related things.  Avoid doing this.  Take your vacation days and enjoy your holidays without worrying about what is going on at work.  You can deal with it when you return to the office fully refreshed after your days off.

Set Clear Boundaries

If you are struggling with work-life balance, you should first sit down and set clear boundaries.  Set a schedule that works for both your work and your home life.  When it comes time to log out of work for the day, you should truly unplug your devices, stop checking your email, and stop answering your phone.  Dedicate the time off work to your family and home life.

These are a few of the ways that you can achieve work-life balance in your life when you are feeling overwhelmed with work.  By carving out time in your schedule to prioritize your needs, you will be able to feel more focused and rested when it comes time to go back to work.  If you are struggling to find balance in your life, you may want to consider working in men’s therapy in Orlando.  Contact us to hear how we can help you today.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.