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7 Tips to Create a Work-Life Balance

In today’s fast-paced world, striking a balance between work and personal life can feel like an elusive goal. Whether you’re juggling a demanding career, family responsibilities, or personal passions, achieving harmony between professional and personal spheres is essential for overall well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore seven practical tips to help you create a sustainable work-life balance. These strategies are designed to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and ensure that you have time for the activities and relationships that matter most.

The definition of work life balance is personal and individual, but the following questions can help you work out what you personally need to review regularly.

  • How many hours a week am I working? Am I being productive in those hours?
  • Am I bringing work home with me? How often do I work in the evening?
  • How often do I take a lunch break? Do I need to work through my lunch hour?
  • Am I able to switch off at the weekend? Am I thinking about work all the time?
  • How am I using my phone/tablet? Is it keeping me too plugged into work?
  • Am I taking my holidays? Do I take work on holiday with me? Am I contactable by work when I’m on holiday?
  • Do I have any interests outside work? How much time do I make for them?
  • Have I missed any family events because of work?
  • Am I managing to spend quality time with family/friends on a regular basis?
  • Am I often late to collect my children from childcare/school?
  • Have I made time for me to recharge?
  • What is my mood like? Am I snappy with loved ones? Do I feel anxious about work/guilty about home?


  • Exercise regularly?
  • Eat right?
  • Surround yourself with people you like and respect?
  • Live in an area that fits your lifestyle?
  • Stay organized?
  • Sleep enough?
  • Work according to your values?
  • Confront your problems?

Creating a work-life balance can be challenging, but it’s essential for your overall health and well-being. Here are some steps you can take to create a better work-life balance:

  1. Prioritise your time: Make a list of your daily tasks and prioritise them according to their importance. This will help you focus on the most critical tasks first and ensure that you’re using your time efficiently. CHECK OUT: You always have time for the things you put first
  2. Set realistic goals: Set achievable goals for yourself, both professionally and personally. This will help you stay motivated and focused on what’s important.
  3. Schedule time for yourself: Make sure to set aside time for yourself to relax, exercise, or engage in hobbies that you enjoy. This will help you recharge and feel more refreshed and energized. CHECK OUT: Carve out some time for yourself & Make your personal well-being your first priority
  4. Learn to say no: Don’t take on more than you can handle. Be honest with yourself and others about what you can and cannot do. CHECK OUT: Learn to say ‘Enough’
  5. Disconnect: It’s essential to disconnect from work and technology periodically. Set boundaries on when you will check emails or take work calls, and stick to them. CHECK OUT: Disconnect to Reconnect
  6. Delegate: If possible, delegate some of your work to others. This will help you focus on the most critical tasks and reduce your workload.
  7. Seek support: Talk to your manager, colleagues, family or a Life Coach and friends about your workload and stress. They may be able to offer support or suggestions on how to improve your work-life balance.

Remember, creating a work-life balance takes time and effort, but it’s worth it for your health and well-being.


I am Kiran and I'm a Lifestyle Coach, Podcast Host, Vegetarian Nutritionist, NLP Master Practitioner, Author and an Interior Designer.

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