Balancing professional and personal life is one of the most difficult tasks in the modern world for anyone, especially for women. I say this because I can see my wife working very hard every day to keep her boss happy in the office and then doing all the household chores to keep her family together. This is why I take all the efforts to reduce her problems at home by supporting and helping her in accomplishing her household chores.
During the course of the life when we rise to higher positions in our career, the work increases. And it is in these situations that work starts invading your private space and time and the life becomes frustrating. Thus, it is very important to draw a sold line between your work and personal life.
Managing space and time is certainly the best tip one can give. You can draw up a schedule by deciding the amount of time you want to devote to different activities. For example, you can set specific time periods for holding meetings, answering meetings, or watching TV with your family, cooking food, etc. Doing exercises on a regular basis is another useful step to free your personal life of professional problems and vice versa. Devoting specific amount of time for exercises is a must. It will take up some of your time but enable you to focus on things and accomplish them quickly.
Keeping gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and laptops away from your bedroom will enable you to have a solid sleep by disconnecting completely from your workplace. Segmenting your online identities is another important step. You can use Facebook for personal reasons and LinkedIn for professional purposes. Managing personal and professional data is another important point that one should remember. There are times when some professional software may delete all your personal information such as pictures, videos, music and contacts and you may repent later. In order to keep them protected, it is advisable to create a backup.
With technology playing a big role in reducing distance and time, it is very normal to struggle while differentiating the boundary between your workplace and personal space. Last, it is very important to be careful while disclosing your personal things to your colleagues and mates at your workplace.