7 ways to improve your Work Life Balance

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Ways to Improve Your Work Life7BalancePay-Gap.com

1What is Work Life Balance? Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com Work Life Balance is the concept of balancing and prioritizing Work/Career commitments and that of Life - family, friends, leisure, health and spiritual.

2Why is it important? Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com To enjoy your work, you need time away from your Work. Your Career can progress even more because your fulfilled by your work and in life. Remember Work is there to enhance your Life, not to be your life.

3Why so elusive? Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com We are always ConnectedWe are connected to our work all the time - email, professional networks, phone, internet .

Financial CrisisJobs have been hard to get and keep. No one wants to get laid off.

There is more things to spend our money on Houses, Cars, Phones, Tablets, Games, Holidays

4 Ways to Improve Your Work Life7BalancePay-Gap.com51 - Switch off Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com Switching off is not easy. You could be connected to your work, without even releasing it, unless you make a conscious effort to switch off. Option 1If you have a Company laptop and/or Phone. Can you leave them at work. Sometimes this is not always possible, but if you can then its the best option. Option 2 If you have to bring your laptop/phone home. Set a strict time e.g. 1 hour to check/correspond to all your emails and stick to it. Logging in over the course of your evening will not allow you to switch off from work.

62 - Get a Hobby or Join a Club Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com Hobbies and after work clubs can be refreshingThe great thing about Hobbies, is they can completely take your mind away from your work because they tend to be very different from your day to day work.

Mix with different peopleIf you join a club you will probably be with a different set of people, with different characters. That in addition to the challenge, will definitely take your mind off work.73 - Help a local Charity Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com Charities do amazing workThey are literally tens of thousands of charities which do fantastic work to help your Local community and people in need. They will definitely appreciate your help.

Become closer to your communityBy helping a Local Charity, you will know more about what is happening in your local Community and you will feel a part of it even more.

Giving to a great cause, is great!

84 - Make time for Family and Friends Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com Your Family and Friends need you more than your work

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95 - Ask your Employer Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com Your Employer wants to make you happyEmployers know that happy employees = more productive = healthy company = more profits. So Ask whether you could work flexibly, or from home sometime. They might surprise you Talk with your HR/ Line manager Find out what your HR Policies and Procedures are around work life balance. The government recently passed legislation to allow all employees to ask their employers for Flexible working https://www.gov.uk/flexible-working/overview

106 - Reduce your Hours Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com Work LessBy working less hours you will hopefully have more time to do things in life which fulfil you. Option 1Reduce the number of days you work so from 5 to 4 days if you can afford it. Do the maths, maybe you are not far off. Option 2 Take less overtime, attempt to leave work no more than 30 minutes after your contracted hours.

117 - Buy less Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com Are you working more, to buy more.Look around your garage, house, office you probably have lots of things you dont need or use but cost you big bucks. Maybe next time think twice before you wave your contactless card.Need vs WantIts hard to distinguish between the two, because we all deserve a want now and again. But always buying want we want can be costly and this will mean we need to work even harder to sustain it. This in turn means less of the Life balance. Buying less = less overtime = more time at home

12Thank you Find out what your peers are earning anonymously pay-gap.com Pay-Gap.com is a platform which allows you to anonymously find out the Pay and Work Life Balance of your Peers in similar roles, without infringing on their privacy.

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