Work Life Balance Tips & Mindset Shifts For People Who Work Too Much

How to Know If You’re Working Too Much

  • You’re tired most of the time or you struggle to fall and stay asleep at night.
  • You experience mood swings, especially at work or when confronted with non-work tasks or chores.
  • You’ve lost contact with friends and family, and you can’t find the time or energy to reconnect with them.
  • You’re often sick with small illnesses like colds and flus.
  • You no longer pursue hobbies or activities outside of work.
  • You struggle to concentrate, even on tasks that you usually enjoy.

6 Work Life Balance Tips & Mindset Shifts for People Who Work Too Much

1. Set official office hours.

2. Schedule regular check-ins.

  • What do I want my life to look like in a year?
  • What do I want my life to look like in five years?
  • Which of my daily tasks get me closer to my goals?
  • What parts of my current workload don’t serve these goals?
  • Am I fulfilled in my day-to-day life?

3. Treat yourself like your own employee.

  • Encourage them to take sick days and mental health days when they needed them
  • Allow them flexibility to complete their work on the schedule that works best for them
  • Provide them ample time and resources to pursue their education and other interests
  • Check in regularly to make sure they’re feeling appreciated at work
  • Insist that they take regular breaks and utilize their hard-earned vacation time

4. Use the Eisenhower Matrix for task management.

5. Break up with your phone.

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Livia Boerger

Livia Boerger

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