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A HEALTHY WORK LIFE BALANCE FOR MODERN MEN

August 6, 2020

Juggling between work and personal life can be extremely tough, especially for the modern man who faces an ever increasing array of challenges. With stereotypes dictating that males should provide for their families, many men find themselves stressed over searching for high-paying jobs that they do not necessarily need or like in the first place.
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If you find yourself stuck in this type of situation, it’s important not to lose hope. Providing for your family can be a challenge, but it is almost always achievable,

after all we live in the lucky country and everything is possible.

That said, it’s vital for you and your family that you maintain a healthy work-life balance that you can sustain in the long run. Here are a few tips to show you how:


Time Management

One of the most common causes of an unbalanced life is poor time management. When this is the culprit, a man may find it impossible to dedicate enough time to his career and his personal life. In many cases, we over commit to our work and this can lead to a breakdown in the things that are truely important, like spending quality time with the family.

To fix this problem, you need to learn how to manage your time effectively. A good starting point is to clearly seperate work and play. Dedicate your work hours solely for your job and once work is over, don’t let it interfere in your other priorities, whether it is your hobby, your family, or your health.


Set up a schedule

A great way to manage your time is to create a schedule to follow. That way, you can plan your days and weeks effectively, allowing you to dedicate time to your responsibilities and also find opportunities to rest and reconnect with the people you value.

With that said, a schedule allows you to see which areas of your life you have to improve on. For instance, if you find that you have dedicated too much time for work and too little time for yourself, you can start making adjustments to achieve a better balance between your priorities.


Allow for personal time

Work-life balance is not a matter of dedicating half of your time to work and the other half to your family. You need to think about your own personal time too. After all, if you’re not at your best, then you’re not giving justice to the people who depend on you.

Your personal time is exactly what it sounds like—personal. That means you need to make time to do the things that make you happy, whether it is to hit the gym and get a good workout or visit the barber and treat yourself to a fresh cut and a hot towel shave. The point is for you to renew your energies so that you can tackle whatever lies ahead.


Final Thoughts

It’s easy to lose sight of what’s important when you have so many obligations to juggle, but you owe it to yourself and the people counting on you to be the best that you can. Balancing work and life can be tough, but when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

A haircut can be as good as a holiday when it’s delivered by Sydney’s Best Barbers. So when you start your new schedule, allow for personal time, come in to see the team at Barber Industries Westfield Miranda, we’ll send you home reinvigorated, looking good, feeling good and ready for anything.


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