Having a good form of work-life balance is key to mental wellness. We have to strive to maintain some form of balance so that the work-life does not spill over onto regular life.
If we don’t try to maintain some form of balance, we might find ourselves constantly stressed and overwhelmed. It’s good to have purpose and drive. But it’s also necessary to know how to take care of yourself.
Unplug After Normal Work Hours
If you work the 9-5, keep to that time even if you work remotely. After the work hour concludes, make time for yourself.
Also, as a creative, you should know the amount of time you are dedicating to your craft. You don’t have to be on 24/7.
Dedicate certain days to yourself to not have to create. You shouldn’t continue to obsess over emails or data 24/7. You need to unplug and get some rest.
Communicate What You’re Comfortable With To Others
In order to make sure that you have a normal work-life balance, make sure that the people around you know what is and is not okay.
If your supervisor has been communicating tasks with you late hours in the night and even weekends, communicate your feelings and concerns.
If you have clients that want your attention every second, communicate a schedule that works best for the both of you.
Spend Some Time Outside of the House
You can continue to practice safe practices such as social distancing while taking breaks outside of your home.
We might be living in uncertain times but as lockdown restrictions lessen, you are allowed to step outside of the house.
It’s good for you to take little breaks even if it just means that you go for a walk around the neighbourhood.
Plan your day with some activities that you can do while still remaining safe of course.
Practice Good Sleeping Hours
Don’t allow yourself to get consumed with work responsibilities or side hustle gigs that you remain up until late hours at night.
Having good rest is what enables you to function at your best for your work and also your family. You have to make sure that you allow yourself to get adequate sleep.