​Having a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Jan 29th 2018

Every day, most folks head to work with their own personal goals in mind. But there is one thing we're all aiming for, a healthy work-life balance. After all, we spend over 30% of our lives earning a living for ourselves and our families -- shouldn't we do a little living, too?

Unfortunately, work-life balance isn't an easy thing to achieve; some people even say it's a myth! But at Modply, we believe that it's possible to be outstanding at the office and enjoy life's little moments. It's all about time management (with one of the most versatile watches on your wrist)!

Set Priorities and Boundaries

To achieve a healthy work-life balance, you have to determine what that means to you. Should you work fewer hours, leaving ample time for your family? Are you happiest burning the midnight oil and moving up the corporate ladder? Everyone's needs are different. Take some time to figure out yours.

Once you've found the best balance for your life, set boundaries -- and stick to them! If you want to be home for dinner every night, tell your boss staying late is no longer an option. If you want to spend Saturdays writing your dream novel, tell your friends to get brunch without you for a while. Clear boundaries will help you achieve your goals.

Stay Healthy to Avoid Burnout

According to Mental Health America, keeping physically fit can reduce depression, anxiety, and stress. Without those feelings weighing down on you, you can enjoy greater productivity at the office and more energy at home -- making a healthy work-life balance that much easier.

We know what you're thinking, I am trying to use my time more effectively, and you want me to ADD exercise? Trust us, the energy boost from regular exercise will make it all worthwhile. Take a brisk walk on your lunch break. Hit the gym before you head to the office. You'll be glad you did.

Keep Track of Your Time

The internet is one of the biggest enemies of healthy work-life balance. There are so many things there to distract us: social media, funny videos, even and countless self-help articles. But your time is valuable, and if you want to accomplish your massive to-do list you have to cut out those extra activities.

Keep track of how much time you spend on non-essentials during the day. You'll be shocked how much time is actually available to you! Then, make sure you have an easy way to track your time throughout the day (Invest in the most versatile watch you can find. We suggest timeless styles from our men’s Harvard and women’s Cascade collections ) Having a great watch will keep you on task at work, so you can truly relax when it's time to go home.

Finding a healthy work-life balance isn't easy, but it is possible. If you take the time to set your goals, keep healthy, and keep a careful eye on your time, you'll soon be able to play as hard as you work.

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