Adding joy to our work lives
Part of finding a healthy work-life balance in general is finding ways to make sure our workdays are not so draining. And not so soul-sucking. Not that I’m saying your job is necessarily like that. At least not every day, I hope. But there are a lot of things about our workdays and work colleagues that we can’t control. And that can be maddening.
So it helps our sense of daily well-being to find things that we do have control over … and then work them to our benefit. Special things maybe only we would understand that can hopefully bring more joy and support to our workdays. And to how we feel and act once we’re done for the day.
At least in most cases (some jobs are beyond repair), there are things we can do — even the smallest changes — that can help make our workdays better. Maybe just a little better at first, but over time you start to feel the difference — and realize that you helped make that happen. Self-esteem that you carry with you is a big part of work-life balance.
Some articles to help:
Personal growth & development
Work-life balance can come in many shapes and forms. Some of the emotional balance comes from how you feel about yourself — and the many life challenges that confront you.
Our equilibrium grows as we develop ourselves. Some articles to help:
A large part of our workday is spent dealing with people, especially bosses and coworkers. More often than not, how we feel on a given day is directly affected by another person.
Here are some posts to help … or at least offer a bit of perspective and hopefully comfort!
There’s no place like home & family
More workplace tips
Need extra money?
In addition to time we spend on our regular jobs, we all need to make time for family, friends, and even private time for ourselves. But sometimes, to keep our work-life balance in check, we just need some extra cash.
Freelancing can give us a way to take on as much as we want, while seeing where the business might grow. Some “how to get started” tips:
Retirement tips and planning
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And if you do need to quit your job