Australian employees are increasingly expressing that they are “time poor” and finding it difficult to strike a healthy balance between their work and personal life without affecting their mental wellbeing. We know that Australians work hard with more than 1 in 10 employees working more than 50 hours per week. This is why it is so important to find work/life balance that works for you and your family.

  • Organise your workload by improving your time management skills. Work on tasks in order of importance. Give yourself a certain amount of time for each task and when that time is up, move on to the next one.
  • Make an effort to leave your work at work. Spend 5 to 10 minutes making a list of what still needs to be done just before you leave work and use this list in the morning when you come in.
  • Aim to leave work on time and stick to it even if it is at least 3 times a week.
  • Take a walk during lunch time or before you return home.
  • Practice relaxation strategies when you return home.
  • Set clear and specific goals for your time at home. Write them down and tell your family, friends and workmates.
  • If you’re having a busy period at work, let your family know and agree to spend some time with them when the busy period is over or set a date and stick to the agreement, even if it’s difficult.
  • When you do spend time with your family or friends, make the most of it. Have fun together and remember how much you enjoy each other’s company.
  • If you have any thoughts about work when you are at home, write the thoughts down on a bit of paper and put it aside until you get to work the next morning.
  • Turn off your work mobile and resist checking your emails. If you must check it, put aside ten minutes at the beginning or end of the day.

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