Constantly working can cause you to feel stressed and overwhelmed in your everyday life. When you are always connected to your emails, walk around the house with your laptop, or just always respond to work phone calls throughout the night, you may never truly feel like you leave work. Work-life balance is essential for a healthy mindset and lifestyle. At our counseling services in Winter Park, you can learn how to prioritize your own needs by setting boundaries for work. These are a few ways that you can finally achieve a healthy work-life balance.
By setting up space that is dedicated for only work, you can prevent mixing your work and home life. If you work at the office, keep your work at work when you can. If you work at home, make sure to get an apartment with two bedrooms so you can have a dedicated work environment. By designating space for only work, you can prevent the feeling of always being at work, which can reduce stress and promote relaxation when you are actually at home.
It can be easy to come home and keep working, but you should avoid this urge. Set boundaries by not responding to emails after work hours and not bringing home your work every single day. We understand that over time hours happen from time to time, but when working at home becomes a habit, it can degrade the quality of your lifestyle.
When you are at work, focus on the tasks at hand. By staying productive and working efficiently during office hours, you can get more work done. If you are constantly distracted or answering text messages and worrying about other things, you will lose valuable time you can be dedicated to your job. This will allow you to get more done during the workday and hopefully not have to bring things home.
When you are always working, you need to prioritize time for your own self-care. Take a dip in your apartment swimming pool, workout at the fitness center, and spend time with friends and family. Avoid overstimulation by taking the time to relax and decompress, especially after the most stressful days.
If your job is too stressful or demanding, you may be able to find a more relaxed environment somewhere else. Consider getting a new job if you believe that you can find something better at a different company. By altering your life, you can make changes that can benefit your life.
By making these changes to your life, you can finally work towards a healthy work-life balance that can restore your self-care practices and make time to connect with other enjoyable activities. If you are struggling to achieve a balance in your life, contact our professionals for counseling services in Winter Park to hear how we can help you today.
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.