How to Maintain a Work-Life Balance?

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If you need not worry about your work when you’re not working, it’s a sign of good work-life balance.

Do you feel stressed or overwhelmed at work?

Are you always anxious about your work?

Do you sometimes feel burnout and depressed during non-working hours?

These are the symptoms of work stress which has negative effects on the physical and mental health in the long run.

With the rise in hybrid work model, there is no clear-cut of work and rest. We should explore smarter strategies to achieve a healthier work-life balance.

Here are the five tips for you.

1. Set Boundaries

Although remote work causes the shortage of work-life boundaries, we should try to set specific work hours. We keep to a routine by blocking out specific times for responding to emails, preparing tasks and taking proper breaks. Having set boundaries, we can avoid burnout due to the never-ending working hours. It’s also a signal to our teammates and boss that we may not be accessible after certain time. They should not expect us to be available around the clock.

2. Prioritise Tasks

If we’ve a clearer picture of the tasks in the to-do-list, we can manage our time more effectively. By listing out the importance, urgency and complexity of each task, we can spend our time in a way that line up with the priorities. We can then focus on the most important tasks that has been put under the spotlight. It can help reducing our stressful feeling and the tasks can be completed according to the required timeline.

3. Learn to Say “no”

The requests from bosses are sometimes unreasonable. Learning when to say “no” is essential to protecting ourselves from overloading. When facing the unrealistic expectation in the role, we should ask questions to understand the details before making commitment. Alternatively, we can propose a task reshuffle owing to the change of priority. If there is no other solution, we can politely explain the existing capacity issue. Saying no does not represent negative reply or irresponsible attitude.

4. Take Good Care of Our Health

We should treat our physical and mental health as top priorities. Taking good care of our health is critical to our growth. We should be disciplined to perform regular exercise which helps combating stress and depression. We should have a balanced diet which helps staying strong and healthy. We should also get enough sleep which helps recovering and recharging. As a result, it boosts our mood and energy level.

5. Spend Time for Family and Friends

Spending quality time with family and friends can help us relaxing and recharging. When we have chat and dine with family members, it provides us the opportunity to share opinions and express feeling. It helps one another and strengthens family relationships. We should also mark our diary to schedule regular social gatherings with friends. They play a significant role in boosting our happiness, reducing stress and providing social support. Reaching out to people and having lasting memories can promote our overall health.










1. 設定界線


2. 工作排序


3. 學會說“不”


4. 照顧好我們的健康


5. 花時間陪伴家人朋友



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