Guest Post : Here Are the Easiest Ways to Balance Your Professional Life and Battle Burnout

Guest Post by George Mears

A fulfilling career is crucial to many people in their pursuit of happiness. However, Business Insider reports that one monumental, 75-year study highlighted an even more critical factor for lifelong happiness: good relationships. So, how can you balance work and personal demands
without burning out on either?

Get Away (Without Getting Away)

Although a productive and rewarding career is crucial, so is taking a break from time to time. Experts confirm that taking time off is healthy — one study found that measures of health and well-being increased with more extended vacation periods. Even if you decide to take a little time away from work to enjoy some downtime at home — stay cations are all the rage these days — spending some time relaxing can allow you to recharge your batteries and return to your career with a bit more pep in your step.

Socialize with People Outside of Work

For many professionals, work can feel like your whole life. But that’s not necessarily the healthiest perspective for work-life balance. CNBC agrees that healthy friendships in the workplace are essential, noting that 70 percent of employees say having friends at work is the most critical part of enjoying their jobs. But your work friends shouldn’t be your only friends. One survey reported that people’s most prominent life regrets revolved around the “absence, dysfunction, or loss of social connections.” Part of that regret comes from not investing as much time in personal and familial relationships as professional ones. Having friendships outside your work environment helps protect you against the emotional ups and downs on the job, Harvard Business Review notes. Making an effort to see non-work friends regularly strengthens your relationships and can even enhance your work performance.

Make Time for Quality Rest & Exercise

Most professionals run on very little sleep — around six and a half hours, according to one study. But even sleep deprivation of an hour or two per night can impact your work performance. As Hult International Business School explains, lack of sleep can lower your productivity and creativity. Tiredness can even affect your physical health, making you more likely to get sick. Depending on the demands of your work schedule, it may seem nearly impossible to get more sleep each night. But there are steps you can take toward better quality rest, such as skipping your afternoon latte and going to bed at the same time each night. In addition to quality sleep, it’s important to build in an exercise routine as a general habit — remember, exercise begets sleep. If you don’t have a regular regimen, look for something you enjoy and commit to, and then find more ways to move throughout your day. Whether it’s taking the stairs, riding your bike to work or walking for 30 minutes during your lunch break. For added
motivation, look into a fitness tracker or a smartwatch. A tracker can help you log your steps and movement, while a smartwatch can do all of that in addition to keeping you connected to work and home. Many of these wearables also offer regular prompts, so if you get caught up in a
project, a gentle nudge to get up and move could make a difference.

Set Personal Boundaries for Work and Home

Rather than aiming for a perfect balance—eight hours of work and eight hours of play—experts at Inc. suggest setting boundaries instead. Boundary-setting ensures that you stay present at work when you’re there, and that you’re hands-off when you leave the office. You can designate specific hours or days as work-only days, leaving personal pursuits for other times. Or, you can take personal time during the day—such as your lunch hour—and avoid all work commitments during that break. Alternatively, you may focus more on personal interests in your industry’s slow period, picking up the professional ball when business begins booming again. Implementing boundary-setting techniques can be as simple as removing your work email and apps from your phone’s home screen. Or, it might involve informing your team that you will be unreachable at specific times, such as weekends, and delegating vital tasks while you’re away. Whatever work-life balance strategies you choose, remember that consistency is essential. Taking small steps toward avoiding burnout can re-energize your career and enhance your personal life, too.

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Guest Post by George Mears


Bigg Boss 13 Grand finale : Winner Sidharth Shukla

Bigg Boss 13 is one crazy season. The kind of love that the contestants got was unimaginable. After facing a roller-coaster ride of 140 days this journey came to end. And one of the contestants who has contributed the most to making it a hit season is Sidharth Shukla. His journey was not easy one. Inside as well outside haters were behind him. But finally he won battle of Truth. From being good to his friends and lethal for his enemies, the TV hunk has shown all his sides. 

Sidharth Shukla with his mother

Sidharth Shukla was announced as the winner of Bigg Boss 13 on Sunday and India loved him because of his real self.

Sidharth Shukla gave his everything to the show; his health, Action, Drama, Romance, loyalty and as Audience what else you want. So finally this handsome hunk won hearts as well as trophy.

All the best to him for his future projects, May he get more success and keep entertaining his Audience.

With love from all Sidhearts❤️

© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin


King Sidharth Shukla

Being male is a matter of birth, Being a gentleman is a matter of choice and in this season of Bigg Boss 13 there is gentleman named Sidharth Shukla who impressed me and his fans a lot because of his loyalty, Morals, Good heart, and leadership Qualities.

Picture courtesy : Sidhearts

Among all the contestants on Bigg Boss 13, there is this one contestant who is enjoying a massive fan following and emerged as the strongest contestant of the popular reality show. I have never seen such Contestant in history of Bigg Boss.

One loyal friend is worth more than a thousand fake ones. This calm and composed actor’s strength lies in his ability to observe life keenly. Surely a charmer with his enviable looks, His epic one-liners and wit is amazing.
As a good leader, Sidharth encourages his team. Sidharth tells his team that even though they may not win the task, but they will earn respect if they don’t give up. From strategizing his moves to emerging victoriously, Sidharth Shukla makes sure that his gameplay always standout.

Sidharth Shukla is also a support system in the house for many contestants. From comforting them in his own way to standing by them, he does it all selflessly. Sometimes housemates misunderstood him but my advice to them that never miss out on good person that can make your life great just because they are little difficult, the good one never come easy.

People say he have temper issues but what I realized that it’s what you give him he will give you back. Let’s just say that he gives you a taste of your medicines very well! So in my eyes it’s called Self Respect.
He believes – If you set the bar, I’ll raise it. You do it for the good, I’ll do better. You do it for the bad, I’ll do worse.

Picture courtesy : Sidhearts

He is like Blockbuster Movie who is truly Gentleman, who believe in women empowerment, who is very loyal friend and amazing human being. I believe you have to appreciate real one’s because there’s not many left.

Seriously I believe he is winner already, He won so many hearts so far now only wait is to see trophy in his Hand. All the Best Sidharth Shukla, you truly deserve best in your life.

Lots of love from SidHearts ❤

Image Design by @Don_4all, Sidhearts

© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin


Memories of Legends

Keep them as memories of legend
What and who were the people
Those worshipers of Art
Who populated the planet earth
Leaving their marks behind
Days will pass into years,
But these old Castels are still there…
Keeping memories of their legends!

With love ❤

This is a response to the #writephoto : Keep curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.

Feature Image Courtesy: Sue Vincent
© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin