The widely popular ‘Hustle Culture’ preaches the idea of giving it your all at work. But it often crosses the line between working hard and taking it to the extremes. Millennials and Gen Z are putting their mental and physical wellbeing on the line for the sake of performing well at work. They’re sacrificing sleep, mental rest and personal relationships to fit into the Hustle Culture. But is it worth it?
From doctors to Youtubers, professionals from all spheres are experiencing burnouts. Pushing your mental and physical health for work is not a sustainable way to move up the ladder. If you want to survive in this concrete jungle, you must maintain a work-life balance. Giving yourself a break and knowing where to draw the line doesn’t keep you from achieving your goals. Actually, it enhances your productivity and allows you to perform efficiently.
Are you finding the daily hustle physically and mentally exhausting? Check out our top tips to restore work-life balance.
Know Your Priorities
Instead of trying to do everything, pick and choose tasks that require your immediate attention. Bryan Dyson, Former President and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, said that life is a game of juggling rubber and glass balls. Sometimes, it’s okay to drop a rubber ball, it will bounce back. Understand which aspects of your life are rubber balls and which are glass balls.
Remember to Take Breaks
Do you get so caught up in work that you forget to eat? Don’t confuse this foolishness with dedication. How is your body supposed to perform without fuel?
You should take breaks during work. Get up, walk and stretch. And for your own sake, don’t eat a sad desk lunch, switch it up!
No Work During Private Time
You need to learn how to turn off your work brain and switch to relaxation mode. The stresses of work shouldn’t transpire during your private time. Whether you’re enjoying me-time or spending time with your family, focus on that.
Understandably, life sometimes becomes too hectic to manage on your own. However, we’re lucky enough to be alive at the same time as incredible technology. You can employ technology to manage your life better.
For instance, My Locum Manager is an excellent tool that allows locums to effortlessly manage all aspects of their work lives.
Learn to Say No
Can’t take on an additional project at work? Can’t make it to your cousin’s retirement party? Instead of piling too much on your plate, learn to say no.
Spend Time with Family & Friends
Spending time with your friends and family could just be the thing that helps you decompress. Personal life takes the first hit when you start overworking. Make efforts to preserve these relationships.
Make a Separate Work Profile
Has your phone blurred the line between work and home life? Rather than constantly dodging work calls, get two phones. Turn off your work phone whenever you’re at home or on vacation.
Sitting in front of a computer can’t be good for your health. Even if it feels like too much effort, make exercising a part of your daily routine.
Find a Hobby
Work shouldn’t be the only thing you put your energy into. When was the last time you did something just for the fun of it? Find a new hobby that can help you unwind after a stressful day.
If work is making you anxious or stressed, try meditating. Meditation relieves stress and helps you think clearly. After all, mental health is just as important as physical health.
Maintaining a work-life balance shouldn’t be an afterthought. It’s imperative to make it a permanent fixture in your lifestyle.