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Addressing Work-Life Imbalance: Strategies for Managing Responsibilities During Transitions

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Do you feel like you’re working more than you’re ‘living’? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. 


A report shows that 60% out of 2,000 respondents say that the boundary between their work life and personal life is muddled. Unfortunately, 40% state that they work too many hours.


The good news is you can always ‘rebalance’ your life. All you just need to do is follow these strategies for managing responsibilities during transitions—all direct from an expert life transition coach.


Prioritize

One of the more common reasons why employees have work-life imbalance is the failure to prioritize. Many feel the need to be superman/woman that they end up doing everything all at the same time. Worse, most end up bringing this pile of work at home.


While this seems commendable, this is going to burn you out quickly.


As such, one of the best strategies to manage responsibilities during transitions is to prioritize your tasks. What should you do first? What could wait until tomorrow or until next week? According to life transition coaches, sequencing your work will keep you from feeling that stretched out at work (and at home.)


Use a To-Do List

The best way to prioritize tasks and break that work-life imbalance is to use a to-do list. You can use the traditional pen or paper, or you can download a to-do list app. Whatever format you choose, a to-do list can help you stay on track with your activities. After all, it’s hard to just remember all the tasks you need to do for the day. 


Life transition coaches view to-do lists as mentally beneficial too. According to a Harvard Business Review report, a to-do list can help you let go of the tasks you’ve been holding on mentally. This, in turn, can lead to the release of dopamine—a neurotransmitter that can make you feel good.


Delegate

Trying to do everything on your own is never good. In fact, it’s one of the top causes of work-life imbalance and burnout because you end up doing things that another person should.


That’s why you need to delegate. 


According to life transition coaches, the first thing you need to know is what to delegate. Calling suppliers is a task your staff can do, but accomplishing performance reviews isn’t.

 

It’s also important to choose the right person for the job. You need to know that they can do the tasks you’re delegating to them. 


When delegating tasks, be sure to be in constant contact with your point person. That way, you remain on top of the progress (and avoid errors along the way.) 


Be Strict With Work Time

Avoid scheduling meetings, performing tasks, even checking messages outside of your designated work time. In fact, life transition coaches recommend stopping your work if it’s time to go. Doing so will help you do more during this timeframe because you know you have to turn your ‘work brain’ off once your shift is over. 


This is undoubtedly hard—especially if you have an overbearing boss—but it’s one of the best ways to keep work out of your personal time

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Book a Life Coaching Service

Still trying to manage responsibilities even after following the above-mentioned tips? Fret not, for Change Of Plans can help you keep your affairs in order. Our life transition coach, Attorney Vincent Provenzano, can help you through this challenging phase of your life. With his life coaching services, you can get through such struggles (and more.) 


Schedule a free discovery session to learn more about the affordable, transparent services he offers.


Work-life imbalance can keep you away from things that matter the most, such as your passions, interests, family, and friends. By following these tips on managing responsibilities—and booking a service from a life transition coach along the way—you can enjoy the balanced life you deserve.

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