How Important is Work-Life Balance?
It’s important to maintain a healthy work-life balance, not just for your own health, but also because it can improve your employee’s productivity and performance.
Basically, when people don’t dread going to work every day, they will be more motivated and dedicated employees who are more likely to become advocates for the brand.
Here are some more reasons why maintaining a healthy work-life balance is important:
Fewer Health Problems
When we are stressed and overworked, we run the risk of jeopardising more than just our social lives – our physical and mental health is in danger too.
It’s no secret that when we are overworked, tired or stressed – our health will suffer. A poor work-life balance can lead to a variety of symptoms that can affect our wellbeing.
By helping your people to find the perfect balance between work and home, you will increase their engagement levels. This has many positive effects:
Having an engaged workforce will lead to your people going ‘the extra mile’ for you and becoming loyal advocates for your brand and product.
We all get stressed from time to time. It is unavoidable. However, workplace burnouts are avoidable, and you should make efforts to ensure this doesn’t happen to your people. Burnouts occur when we feel overwhelmed and unable to meet constant demands. The negative effects of burnout can affect every aspect of our lives.
More Mindfulness at work.
When we find and sustain a healthy work-life balance, we develop greater control over our focus and ability to concentrate on the task at hand – this is known as mindfulness. Wouldn’t you prefer a team that is fully focused on whatever they are doing, instead of worrying about work/home?
Tips to Improve Work-Life Balance
Encourage Time Off
Vacations are not a luxury, they are a necessity. A break from work will provide you with the chance to switch off and enjoy yourself, it is also a great opportunity to recuperate and recharge.
This is essential to help your people improve productivity and focus when they return to the office.
Implement Short Breaks Throughout The Day:
If taking time off isn’t an option for your people, then it is important to encourage small breaks throughout the day.
The human body was not designed to stare at a bright screen for hours on end. It is not good for our health, or our mental wellbeing.
Ask Employees For Guidance
If you are struggling to come up with innovative ways to improve your employees’ work-life balance, then why not ask them?
If you notice that your people are struggling to find balance, then find out what changes they think would improve their situation.
By collaborating with your team, you will get more of an insight into the way they think, and you will be able to work together on strategies more effectively in the future.
It is important to respect the balance and privacy of your team when they are not in the office. This means you should avoid contacting them outside of office hours to allow them to fully switch off, and recharge from everyday work stresses.
Most of us will spend a massive percentage of our time at work. We let it take over and feed into all aspects of our lives. Bearing this in mind it is essential to find the right balance and implement it in your workplace. This will allow you and your people to switch off from work and give your personal lives equal measures of attention too.
By loosening the reigns when it comes to your people’s work-life balance, you will make huge strides towards building an engaged and productive team.
Last year I traveled one of my dream destination Kashmir Great Lakes, it is a 7 days trek from srinagar to srinagar, its started from sonmarg end at naranang. It is not only memorable also scenic in every turn.
Here is some photos
পূর্ণিমা চাঁদ হতে চেয়েছিলো।
পূর্ণিমা চাঁদ হতে চেয়েছিলো।
চেয়েছিলো কলংকের কালিমা কে না লুকিয়ে
স্নিগ্ধ আলোয় এ পৃথিবী কে ভরিয়ে দিতে।
অভাগা গুলো কে একটু ভালোবাসা দিতে
আর বেরঙিন জীবনে একটু জোয়ার ভাটা আনতে।
সে বোঝেনি এই ক্ষুধার রাজ্যে পৃথিবী গদ্যময়।
তাই চাঁদ না , সে ঝলসানো রুটি হয়ে গিয়েছিলো।
মার্ গুড় দিয়ে রুটি, চিনি দিয়ে চা, ফুঁ দিয়ে খা, বলে
ওরা ওকে খেয়ে নিয়েছিল।
Purnima wanted to be the full moon – a self-written Bengali poem by Debajyoti Banerjee
Purnima wanted to be the full moon
Purnima wanted to be the Full moon.
She did not want to hide her stigma and
wanted to fill this world with her soft moonlight.
She wanted to give a little love to the losers,
and to bring a little tide in boring life.
she did not understand that the world is full of prose in this state of hunger.
So not the moon, she became a baked bread.
“Bread with molasses, tea with sugar, eat with puff”, they said
and then ate her!!