Work life balance
Work life balance – what is it exactly? We asked our expert, Brigitte Pajonik, five questions
Answer: Of course. We can achieve this balance in four areas of our life: relationships, career, health and future issues. It is important to define goals and desires in each area – this helps to order your thoughts.
2nd question: Do all four areas have to be in balance?
Answer: No. You are the only one who determines what percentage of your energy is allocated to any one area. Compare these desires with your current situation. If they do not match, then change something.
3rd question: So, the ratio has to be right for me, then?
Answer: Exactly. It does not have to be perfect in every area but you must be comfortable with the way you have allocated your time. Making the decision for yourself is the most important thing.
4th question: How do I free myself from the burden of wanting to give 100% to everything?
Answer: With composure! Ask yourself: If I do not do something perfectly, will the world come to an end? Probably not!
5th question: Are there any other specific tips for everyday life?
Answer: Draw up a daily plan – accomplishing tasks will lift your mood. And if you need some time out from carrying out your tasks, sit yourself down comfortably, listen to your breathing and take a little time for yourself.
More balance with more variety
Don’t forget yourself: take little moments out from the routine
Time together – time for love
Make exercise a priority
A healthy body contributes to a healthy mind. Not only does exercising make us feel good, it also has a huge effect on our happiness and mental well-being. Exercise can have a profound positive impact on things like depression, anxiety, quality of sleep and even memory, and these are all factors that directly effect our ability to find those feelings of relaxation and serenity. If your mind and body is happy, you can appreciate that time spent with family and friends even more.
Job, family, routine – and where do I fit in?
It is much easier than it sounds: Treat yourself to a babysitter once a week and meet your friends for a coffee – chat, eat cake and you’ll be relaxed in no time. Need a bit more time? Pack your bag and disappear for a spa weekend or a trip to the mountains. Use the peace to collect your thoughts and to recharge your batteries. Maybe take up yoga to find your inner balance and relax and unwind at home.