The Worldwide Express career advice blog, Career Express, offers guidance on a wide range of topics of interest to aspiring young professionals. A recent Career Express article by Jarrett Rush presents valuable guidelines to help career-minded individuals strike a healthy balance between work and their personal lives.
To achieve this balance, communication is key. As an employee, you must be willing to have an open dialogue with your boss about potential work-life struggles, as effective managers will not only offer support and understanding but present possible solutions as well. Young professionals should also learn when to say “no” to avoid taking on an excessive workload. Rather than taking their professional responsibilities home at the end of the workday, employees should strive to make time for the people and activities that are important to them. Moreover, they should make an effort to take time for personal relaxation and reflection. While this time may be dedicated to a variety of activities such as meditating, journaling, or simply going for a walk, it will offer a much-needed break for both the mind and body. Whether focusing on professional or personal responsibilities, aspiring professionals should also strive to find joy and fulfillment in each day’s accomplishments.