Working in a globalized remote setting, moreover, a office job that entails high demand of technology based operations. It is important, now, more than ever we consider "How?" do I balance my life when it feels like everything is always 'on' which, I must say, it is. Time zone balance, ensuring communication respect, and giving yourself 'walk away' minutes/hours can greatly increase life quality. If we are to maintain this style of 'Work-in 'Society' I thought of a few tips that could be very helpful, as I myself feel the weight of demand is screaming now! but really its a flow and a function;
So here are some general tips and possible schedules you can add or adjust to add and adjust your LQ 'Life Quality'
Time-Blocking Schedule: This is a scheduling method that involves breaking the day into blocks of time, and allocating each block to specific tasks or activities. This can help individuals prioritize their tasks and ensure that they are dedicating time to both work and personal commitments.
6:00 am - 7:00 am: Morning routine (meditation, breakfast)
7:00 am - 8:00 am: Commute to work
8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Work tasks
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch break
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Work tasks
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Commute back home
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Exercise or personal activity
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Dinner
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Personal time (reading, hobbies, spending time with family or friends)
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Prepare for bed
Flextime Schedule: A flextime schedule allows individuals to adjust their work hours to accommodate their personal commitments. This can be helpful for individuals who need to be available for family obligations or have other personal responsibilities.
7:00 am - 3:00 pm: Work tasks
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Personal time (running errands, picking up kids from school)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Family time (dinner, spending time with family)
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Personal time (reading, hobbies, relaxation)
Reduced Work Hours Schedule: A reduced work hours schedule involves working fewer hours per day or week, allowing individuals to have more time for personal activities and hobbies.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (work tasks)
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (work tasks)
Afternoons and evenings: Personal time (exercise, hobbies, spending time with family or friends)
It's important to note that everyone's work-life balance needs are different, so it's important to find a schedule that works for you and your unique circumstances.
WOW! That is structure, but for those less rigorously seeking balance here are some more gentle tips;
If you prefer a less structured approach to your work-life balance schedule, you may want to consider creating a routine that allows for flexibility and spontaneity. Here's an example of a less structured work-life balance schedule:
Morning: Wake up and go for a run, do some light stretching or yoga, eat breakfast
Mid-morning: Start work tasks, take short breaks as needed
Lunchtime: Take a break to eat lunch, go for a walk, or do something relaxing
Afternoon: Continue working, take breaks as needed
Early evening: Finish up work tasks, wrap up any loose ends, and prepare for the next day
Evening: Spend time with family or friends, pursue hobbies, read, watch a movie, or do something else enjoyable and relaxing
With this type of schedule, you have some structure around when you start and finish work, but the day is largely unstructured, allowing for flexibility and the ability to adapt to unexpected events or opportunities. The key is to ensure that you are finding balance between your work and personal life, and that you are taking time to recharge and do the things that bring you joy and fulfillment.
In the end, make sure you can find that 'you' that 'comfort zone' when work and life are only a backdrop to your beautiful life story.
Many thanks and stay healthy,
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