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How do you have a good balance with life and work?

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Mike’s Answer

That is a hard question to answer! Good work ethic pays off! If you put in the effort to do your job well, you can relax when you are not at work. But the reality is, there will be times when you have to focus on work while you are at home, no matter what industry you decide to go into.

Set up boundaries and have realistic expectations.
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Anna’s Answer

Great question! Here are a couple of things that I do to try and maintain a healthy balance:

1. Carve out time for yourself. Schedule time to exercise, spend time with friends, engage in your hobbies.
2. Set boundaries. It's okay to tell other people that you can't hang out or need a night to yourself to decompress.
3. When you step away from work or school, make sure to fully disconnect. If you find yourself checking email or IMs or picking up, then you are still working! Make sure to disconnect so you can recharge your batteries.
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Lyndsey’s Answer

Define what a good-work life balance means to you and discuss with your manager to help create and maintain boundaries. If possible, automate time consuming work to increase efficiency.
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Lisa’s Answer

Make time to play! You can’t work 24/7, but teaching does mean putting in many hours if you want to make a difference in the lives of your students! Be prepared!

Lisa recommends the following next steps:

How many hours are you prepared to work as a teacher?
Talk to teachers you’ve loved and ask them how they balance their work lives.
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Odun’s Answer

Very good question to ask especially before stepping into a job.
First, work life balance means a lot of things to different people and you have to define yours. Once you get that taken care of you can then proceed to map out how to achieve it including:





Odun recommends the following next steps:

1. Putting in the work but working strategically and smart
2. Doing what is needed by the job
4. Being productive during the allotted work hours, which requires focus
5. Defining work and life related goals 6. Setting some boundaries in order to protect valuable down time.
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Logendran’s Answer

This is a great question (and a challenging one on personal note).

There are no specific rules to measure one's work-life balance, but I believe below 2 factors plays a major role in impacting work-life balance.

1. Nature of job - requires frequent travelling, posting at outstations, work from home etc.
2. Working hours - shift patterns (alternating hours) or office hours

One should keep in mind of these factors when selecting a job as this could directly impact their work-life balance.
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Steve’s Answer

I will say generally speaking if you are new to the career world the last thing to be concerned about is work life balance. I say this not to say that WLB is not important, but in the beginning you are developing your skills, sharpening your knowledge, and going through learning curves.

Work life balance is once you have developed that knowledge base and you are confident in what you do and know, then you understand your worth. At that point can you negotiate to accommodate more work life balance.

Its generally frowned upon if an Analyst 1 is talking about WLB. To employers and those potentially working around you who maybe interviewing you, it may seem like you are not up for the job, or not willing to do what it takes for the team.

Now once you add some certifications, continual education, some work experience and a track record of accolades, then it much easier to talk about how you want to balance your time. You then can be in a position to mentor, delegate, and facilitate which will allow for some balance. this will also get you to your next milestones in your career life or in your personal life.
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Jolese’s Answer

Hey Tyteyona,
I think you asked a really good question. My way to balance work and personal life has been easier since I started working from home. I am able to work, go to school and enjoy a good television show all from the comfort of my own home. It does not work for everyone because some people like to be personally social. I've been able to comfortably schedule time with people whether its family or coworkers by being able to Facetime or Zoom call people and still find the same comfort as being physically around them. I found more time for myself by spending less time traveling. I have been able to go out when I want and also spend time home with myself as needed.
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Kodi’s Answer

This is a great question it can look different for each individual because we all have different lives. What works for me is having hobbies both small and big, by that I mean some that require more time and focus and some not so much. I make time for the things I love to do outside of work and I fully step away from my work, my laptop is shut, I don't check my emails, if there is some kind of urgent issue that needs to be taken care there is a way for my team to reach me. Make sure you discuss with your employer/manager about this matter, I haven't had a manager that wasn't supportive. Just remember you job is not your WHOLE life, so prioritize yourself mentally, physically and emotionally above all else.
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