Most of us are completely different people at work and at home; we might even have completely different ‘personas.’
Someone that’s meek and mild in their personal life might be a strong leader at work, and someone that’s usually a bit of a lone wolf might be popular and sociable at the office.
It’s perfectly possible to be quite different at work to how you are in a more relaxed environment, however, the things you do in your personal life can impact your work more than you might think.
If you’re career focused and want to do your best in order to work up the ladder and reach your goals, this is especially worth thinking about. Here are some of the ways you can improve your daily life as a way to do better in the workplace.
Get into good routines
Routine can be dull and boring, however it’s so beneficial when it comes to productivity. It enables you to use your time in the most effective way, ensuring all of your daily tasks are done and you know exactly what you’re supposed to be doing.
Good routines make sure you’re getting enough sleep, eating at the right times and getting through all of your tasks. You’ll be in good routines on your workday, but try and stick with them at weekends and when you’re off work too.
Continue getting enough sleep to stay in a good sleep pattern, practices like guided sleep meditation can help you to drift off and promote relaxation. Relaxation is key, balance is crucial.
The main benefit of a good routine is you get enough sleep, you’re not sacrificing your eight hours to do other things- as there’s a set time to do them through the day. And better sleep means more focus and brain power.
We all have chaos in our lives at times. Drama with family and friends, a jammed social schedule at certain times of year, preparation for exams if you’re studying in your free time and much more.
Sometimes it can’t be avoided, but in other cases, there are things you can do to avoid chaos. Make your home into a peaceful space, and cut off toxic people who bring you stress. Organise your finances so you’re not constantly falling behind with money, and make your life as peaceful and stress- free as possible.
Going to work and worrying about things that are going on in your personal life can detract your focus and attention from the job at hand.
Find things you enjoy
When you’re working hard for forty hours a week, you need to find balance when you’re off. Hobbies are great as they keep you productive, keep you learning and prevent you from falling into a rut. Find things you genuinely enjoy, and work on them during your time off.
It could be anything from exercise to gardening to writing, whatever grabs your interest. Hobbies give your mind a break from work, so when you return you can see your tasks with ‘fresh eyes’ and have much more motivation and focus to get them done.