We’re all guilty of it. The proverbial vicious cycle of working to support your life and trying to find time to enjoy said life while working. It’s our modern Sisyphusian state of affairs—where we somehow always feel like we’re struggling up that mountain of balance, only to get bowled over each time with some monumental shift or issue to address. There’s no easy formula for work-life balance that fits everyone, and often a whole lot of frustration emerges while we each try to figure it out for ourselves.
“I have never met a woman, or man, who stated emphatically, ‘Yes, I have it all.’ Because no matter what any of us has—and how grateful we are for what we have—no one has it all,” says Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg in her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Without a magic wand to solve all your life problems, we do offer a few suggestions on how you can more effortlessly achieve a work-life balance.
1. Keep Home & Work Separate
One of the best work-life balance tips we have for you is to set up a separate workspace. Work there and when you’re done, put away all the “work,” laptop included. The idea is that work is work and life is life. Physical separation keeps it that way.
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