“A ‘good job’ can be both practically attractive while still not good enough to devote your entire life to.” – Alain de Botton

In this busy society, you would hardly find time for yourself. You would find that you have less and less time for your family and friends. You would have less sleep at night. You get tired easily and wish that you have another you to help you. You want this. You want that. However, it is not the way it works.

Early in the morning, you need to wake up. You do not have enough sleep at night because you need to check the emails or cell phones and keep working on your project. Later on, you live far away and need to rush to the office. Maybe there is no traffic jam in your way or you would like to stop by to have a cup of coffee. If nothing goes wrong, you would have a good day. If you break down on the motorway, you would be late for work. Not to mention that you have tons of work in the office and your boss might yell at you.

Let’s see what you can do to improve it.


10 Tips Help You Find Peace and Joy At Work:

  1. Create a to-do list

  2. Set Priorities

  3. Plan ahead

  4. Good time management

  5. Create boundaries

  6. Do not overwork

  7. Accept the imperfection

  8. Love what you work

  9. Focus on your reward

  10. Redefine your success

It takes practices and efforts to go through a lot of trial and error to find your work-life balance. Nobody is born to be prepared for everything and to know what to do. You have to learn to find the best way to deal with the conflict when it happens. Here are my tips:

  1. Create a to-do list

Every morning, I create my to-do list and list the date. Both professional and personal tasks should be involved. You can also make good use of your calendar to remind yourself what to do on schedule. For example, you have a business meeting with your boss in the late afternoon. At the same time, you need to meet your friends at around 19:30. That brings pretty much stress and anxiety. You need to be super-efficient to leave the office before it is too late. You need to get things done before you finish what you are told to do.

  1. Set Priorities

Based on your to-do list, every item on the list should be prioritized based on the date, money, and importance. You need to handle them in order. You should mark which needs to be fixed first and is more urgent than another.

  1. Plan ahead

Before you start to do anything, try to figure out which one should be done first and which one should be done later. Do not just rush to go or do. You should think before you take action. Step-by-step to put everything in order. Try to adjust your temple to your work and get used to it. It would make things process smoothly and well.

  1. Good time management

After you get tied up for many things, you need a better arrangement. You have to think more and do more. Every day is a busy day. That means that you cannot waste any minute and needs to be managed well. Follow your to-do list and waste no time to make all the items on the list get done. Maybe you hang out to have a chat with your colleague and forget about time. Maybe you have a traffic jam and get delayed. It does possibly happen and runs out of time.

  1. Create boundaries

Turn off your laptop and put away your cell phones. If your boss or customers keep sending you messages, you need to tell yourself exactly when it is time for work and when it is time for rest. Certainly, you would struggle. However, when you’re too exhausted, you would realize that you cannot handle anything by yourself at all.

  1. Do not overwork

Every day is a challenge. Do not burn yourself out in the beginning. Do not try so hard and get tense all the time. You would feel exhausted and tired easily. You could not last it for a long time. Measure how much time and energy you need. No more, no less. Try to simplify and to be moderate.

  1. Accept the imperfection

No one is perfect. So are you. There is no perfect thing, either. Try to accept the little imperfections in your life. Be tolerant and patient. Trouble is no longer trouble. Chaos is no longer chaos.

  1. Love what you work

You would often hear your friends or colleagues talk about what they like and dislike. When it comes to their work, they seldom like it and have a lot of passion for it. That is the main reason to keep you working and working. Even after working for long hours, you are still willing to come back again and again. You still would like to devote yourself to it. Because you love it with all your heart.

  1. Focus on your reward

Nobody wants to work, work, and work without his personal life. However, as long as you handle it wisely and fluently, you would have your reward. After repeating over and over, you would have more experiences and know how to deal with it. You would learn your lesson and grow from it.

  1. Redefine your success

With advanced technology, a traditional job is no longer the only or first option. Maybe you would like to work from home. Maybe you would like to live in a smaller house or an apartment in the suburbs. Maybe you would like to invite your friends to come home and have a good time. It is ok. You do not have to carry the burden that your parents give you. Find the way to make yourself feel comfortable and suitable. That is the way it should be.

Finding peace and joy at work is more difficult than ever. You have a cell phone and laptop to keep the line between your work and life very vague. Learn how to divide them in a smart way. You would feel much more comfortable and enjoy your work.

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