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5 Tips to Improve your Work-Life Balance

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Do you sometimes feel that you are constantly thinking about work even when you are not at work? While being a workaholic is certainly not a bad thing, in order to remain productive, maintaining that proper work-life balance is really important.

Tips to improve work life balance - Do you sometimes feel that you are constantly thinking about work even when you are not at work? While being a workaholic is certainly not a bad thing, in order to remain productive, maintaining that proper work-life balance is really important. #BreakFromOrdinary #DietCoke #CollectiveBias #ad

 

One of the biggest challenges that people face in our digitally driven world is to find that perfect balance between work and personal life. While I personally feel there is no such thing as a ‘perfect balance’, following a few steps can certainly help you to improve your work-life balance and make you more productive.

Here are 5 simple tips that can help you to improve your work-life balance –

Set yourself a limit

If you are someone who has the habit of constantly checking your notifications or work emails, you won’t be able to focus clearly and your mind will constantly get distracted.

To be honest, I’m totally guilty of this but setting a strict time limit has worked wonders for me.

You can do this by turning off notifications on your phone that cause unnecessary distractions, especially those from your social media. I now also have a rule for me where I normally do not open my emails after 9 pm unless it’s something that is super urgent and needs my attention right away.

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Focus on one Goal at a Time

When there are too many tasks on hand and you try and do multiple things at the same time, chances are it will take up more time causing frustration. Instead, focussing on one task at a time will help you to remain more productive and give your more time to focus on your personal life.

Break out from the Ordinary!

Bring a little sparkle to life by doing something that you don’t normally do on a regular basis. It could be as simple as switching up your normal exercise routine, learning a new hobby or even trying out a new food or beverage!

Being a food lover, I am always up for trying out new things – especially when something new hits the stores. It makes me happy and helps me break out from the ordinary.

So when I got a chance to try out the bold new spicy flavors of Diet Coke® I knew I had to give them a try! After all, what is life without a little extra variety and spice?!

Just looking at all the vibrant colors on the sleek Diet Coke Cans made me so happy and got me all excited to try them out!

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These Diet Coke flavors come with new bold and unexpected-yet-refreshing flavors –

  • Feisty Cherry
  • Zesty Blood Orange
  • Ginger Lime
  • Twisted Mango

And for all you Diet Coke fans who love the original flavor, don’t you worry. The Diet Coke® Original still comes with the same great taste but with a refreshed look!

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Out of all the flavors, my favorites were the Diet Coke Twisted Mango and Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange. There’s just something about these refreshing flavors which left a lingering taste in my mouth and I’m definitely going to get a few more on my next trip to Walmart. 

The best part about them is that you can get these in packs or on-the-go singles. So if you are someone who loves trying out new things, you too can try out these exciting flavors in the sleek 12oz. can at your local Walmart. Take a look at these new and refreshed flavors here.

 

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Set aside downtime for yourself

Taking care of your work along with household activities, taking care of kids and running errands can sometimes bog you down. That’s why it’s important to take out time and truly focus on yourself.

Do things that can help to relax your body as well as your mind. Go out for a spa, take a bubble bath during the weekend, or go for a quick walk in your neighborhood. 

Even lighting your favorite scented candle and a 10-minute meditation session at your home can help you to relax and focus more clearly.

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Don’t be afraid to ask for Help

Often we forget that simply asking for help can help ease our loads. When in doubt, don’t be shy and just ask questions to your boss or colleagues. 

Even your loved ones can provide you a much-needed support when you are feeling stuck. 

Sometimes in the middle of work, if I’m feeling confused or frustrated, I just give a call to my husband or my mom. Even though they may not be able to provide a perfect solution to you, a simple phone conversation with your loved one can help you clear your mind and make you think from a fresh perspective.

I hope some of these tips will help you to improve your work-life balance. What are some of your tips to improve your work-life balance? How do you break out from the ordinary?

And don’t forget to keep an eye out for the bold and exciting flavors of Diet Coke at your local Walmart!

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    wyominggirlcoastiewife

    February 12, 2018

    Yes! Finding work-life balance can be super difficult, especially when you work from home! I totally agree with setting limits though. Having set “off” hours is a sanity saver! And getting inspired and refreshed with a delicious drink always helps, too! ~ Client

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      smilingnotes

      February 12, 2018

      I agree, Nicole. Setting time limits while taking out time for yourself is really important to create a balance. And having refreshing drinks are always a bonus!

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    Rhonda Sittig

    February 17, 2018

    Great tips Shamira! It is exactly what you call it–a balance–takes a lot of intention. I retired about a year ago and am still balancing all the things I want to do! But when I was a teacher, I almost never took work home, leaving school at school and being with the family when I came in the door. Now that the kids are all grown and out on their own, I’m glad for all that time with them. Fun post! thanks. xox

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      smilingnotes

      February 20, 2018

      That’s an awesome point you made, Rhonda. These days since we are always connected to our work somehow through our phones or laptops at home, it can be so difficult to maintain a balance. Really appreciate your input.

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