6 Work Life Balance Tips for a Happy and Productive Life

“From time and financial savings to increased productivity, remote work provides many valuable benefits for employees––but work-life balance is king,” said Sara Sutton, Founder, and CEO of FlexJobs.

With many job seekers pursuing permanent remote work arrangements, FlexJobs’ Career Coaching team has shared their best practices to stay productive, alleviate stress, avoid burnout, and achieve better work-life balance as remote workers.

Creating boundaries and sticking to a regular schedule can help maintain productivity and ease some of the stress that comes from working.

Set Boundaries and a Schedule

For example, spend 10 minutes reflecting on a meeting, then take a 15-minute break with a family member or a roommate, or go for a quick walk around the block. Getting fresh air in the middle of a workday can improve productivity.

Take a Break

Whether it’s about the hottest streaming show or trading healthy meal recipes, social support and connection can help remote workers decompress and build stronger relationships.

Connect With Coworkers

Prioritize exercise, hobbies, or a workday meditation practice. Anything that brings joy and peace will positively impact the ability to achieve better work-life balance when working from home.

Schedule Self-care

Studies have shown that vacations can improve health and productivity, reduce stress, and are essential to maintaining mental health and preventing burnout. Additionally, taking regular vacations can help workers become better engaged and more productive employees.

Take Time Off

Sometimes, taking breaks and self-care days is still not enough. Mental health is important, so don’t be afraid to reach out to a family member, friend, colleague, human resources team, or an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) for support and resources.

Seek Support

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