Maintaining a work-life balance has challenging post-pandemic. with the constantly changing work environment, it cannot be easy to wrap up your life which brings out a better quality of life. Many studies have shown the importance of healthy work and private life to bring overall life satisfaction and sustainable well-being to people.

Here are a few ways you can create integration between work and private life

Create a schedule

Line up your day carefully, with set office hours.

Have a ‘Yes-set’

Build the belief that you are capable of resolving difficulties or finding the resources to bring accomplishments.

Use Skeleton Keys

Like Skeleton is the bone structure of our body, identify the procedures that have worked for your problem before.

Work

Life Integration > Work-life balance – Stop chasing work-life balance because there are more chances that you are never going to get it as your life and work are interconnected. In other words, there are higher chances that your personal life will impact your work life and vice versa. Try to focus on the more holistic approach called work-life integration which means focusing on how your work-life is integrated into your overall life.

Create better boundaries

Never put your complete quality of life in the hands of the company you are working for. If you don’t decide your limitations and schedule, your company will decide it for you and you might not like it

“We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to-do list”.

-Michelle Obama, former First Lady

This blog was written under the expert guidance and feedback from Ms.Pooja Varma, Clinical Psychologist at Edited and Coordinated by Ram

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  • Prachi Sharma

    Prachi (she/her) is a Counseling Psychologist. She received her training and Master’s degree at Amity University, Noida concentrating in Clinical Psychology. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults. She has worked with a variety of clients and has experience in community mental health as well. She likes to provide an inclusive and affirming therapeutic environment. She is interested in working with clients needing support with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma, stress and self-esteem issues. She aims to provide a relationship where the other will discover the capacity within themselves to grow, change and build an everlasting relationship with their authentic selves. She utilizes approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, principles of Essentialism/Minimalism, NLP, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Polyvagal Theory and Positive Psychology- making it eclectic, tailor-made and holistic for the clients. Prachi believes that merely through communicating, any individual can start the process of healing. She believes that with awareness of our struggles, one can work towards identifying and modifying behaviors one wishes to change. She is passionate about making our world a better place to live by her work and expertise. In her free time, you can find Prachi climbing the great Himalayan mountains, meditating, gardening and drawing mandalas.

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