Part of having a healthy and rewarding career involves taking a break every once in a while. In this episode, Francois and I talk about work/life balance. We provide our insight and tips for achieving a work/life balance that works for us and hopefully you can gain from these tips. If you would like to add anything additional, please leave a comment in the show notes.
Francois and I are both working fathers. Francois is self-employed and I (Rowell) work for a university. The biggest takeaway from us is to aim for efficiency and maintain a good calendar or to-do list.
Take a step back and determine how much we love to do for work such as studying for certifications, researching, performing analysis, blogging, podcasting, etc. But of course, you have to spend time with the family and your partner. So how do you make it all work?
While this is a very personal subject, everyone’s workflow is different. To get a sense of what your day looks like, write down what you do each day. The goal is to become efficient while working so you can spend more time with family and friends. So here are some tips:
- Create a to-do list
- Organize your tasks and priorities
- Take care of the important tasks first
- Utilize your calendar
- Celebrate the small accomplishments
- Gain some energy by getting active in sports or exercise
- Set due dates for every task
- Try to keep your to-do list short!
- Take a vacation!