While some businesses strive to create a healthy work-life balance among their employees, others don’t make it a priority, leaving you to start an individual development program that can help you find that balance yourself. If you can focus on work while you’re at work and switch gears at home, you are bound to exert more effort in the office and likewise enjoy home life better as well.
Here’s an example of an individual development plan for more a productive time at work and a more attentive mind-set at home with your family.
Make a List
This part of your individual development program helps you stay organized and gain a sense of accomplishment as you check off tasks from your list throughout the day. Follow this list as much as possible, and minimize distractions in your work area so you can be productive.
Schedule Time to Relax
Your list should include dedicated downtime. Relaxation may seem like a luxury you can’t always fit into your individual development program, but it’s actually an important part of maintaining your sanity. Set aside time for solitude every day, whether it’s in the morning before work, right when you get home, or just before bedtime. Use this time to clear your head and find that work-life balance.
Take Care of You
You’ll accomplish more at work and enjoy family time more if you get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly. You can’t take care of business unless you include taking care of yourself in your individual development plan.
Ask for Help
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to implement your individual development program, it seems impossible to strike a healthy work-life balance. If all else fails, ask for help from a colleague, boss, spouse, other family member, or friend. Delegate a task you simply don’t have time for or ask if something about your schedule can change so you can find the balance you need.
Many entrepreneurs don’t balance life and work because work is life. If you love your job, it can become a lifestyle you live all the time while still being social. For the rest of us, there’s definitely a need for the work-life balance. For more information about starting an individual development program to find that balance in your life, please contact us.