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A Work Life Balance Coach's Guide to Balancing Career & Relationships

 
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We all have different priorities in life and sometimes, those priorities can conflict with one another.

For example, you might prioritize your career over your personal relationships. Or, you might put your friendships above your romantic relationship.

Balancing these different areas of your life can be difficult, but it's important to maintain healthy relationships in all areas of your life.

In this article, I'm going to share some tips on how to balance work and relationships. I hope you find this helpful!

1. DEFINE WHAT WORK AND SUCCESS MEAN TO YOU


Don’t be afraid to set yourself work and success goals that serve your lifestyle and make you happy — that is success.


Work and success mean something different to everyone, but I believe it all ties back to having a work-life balance that works for you.

Establishing your individual priorities and boundaries is key to achieving this work-life balance.

It’s also important to understand that work, and the definition of ‘success’ can be incredibly fluid; what works at this stage in your career may not work later down the line.

So don’t be afraid to set yourself work and success goals that serve your lifestyle and make you happy — that is success.

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2. SET BOUNDARIES WITH YOUR PARTNER ABOUT WORK-RELATED STRESSORS


Take the time to discuss what's important in this area with your partner, so that both of you feel seen and respected in the relationship.


Setting boundaries between you and your partner when it comes to work-related stressors can do wonders for your relationship.

Boundaries help create guidelines about topics that may trigger strong emotions, communication styles, and ways of problem-solving.

The more clearly these boundaries are defined, the easier it is to de-escalate difficult conversations or situations that can result from stressors at work.

Take the time to discuss what's important in this area with your partner, so that both of you feel seen and respected in the relationship.

This will help each of you better understand how best to support one another when it comes to work-related stressors.

3. DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP FROM YOUR PARTNER OR FRIENDS WHEN IT COMES TO MANAGING YOUR WORKLOAD


Reminding yourself that you have people who love you and are willing to lend a helping hand can turn a seemingly impossible task into something manageable.


Too often, when we feel overwhelmed with a task or project it's easy to let our choices and our clarity about the situation become foggy.

With that Fog of the Unknown comes the feeling of not being able to manage your workload like you'd like to.

But don't be afraid to reach out for help from those closest to you, whether that's your partner or your closest friends.

A crushing sense of overwhelm can come from feeling alone in these moments, but reminding yourself that you have people who love you and are willing to lend a helping hand can turn a seemingly impossible task into something manageable.

Asking for help is never something to be ashamed of; trust in your choices and take meaningful steps toward achieving clarity with the help of the ones you love.

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4. MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF OUTSIDE OF WORK AND RELATIONSHIPS TO RECHARGE AND RELAX


Taking a break from work and relationships allows you the opportunity to focus on yourself, helping you to disconnect from outside pressures and allowing you space for inner growth.


Making healthy choices when it comes to carving out time for yourself is essential in order to recharge and relax.

Taking a break from work and relationships allows you the opportunity to focus on yourself, helping you to disconnect from outside pressures and allowing you space for inner growth.

Take this as an opportunity for adventure: step into a new hobby, pick up a book you’ve been meaning to read, or take some much-needed rest and relaxation.

Whatever it is that helps bring balance into your life should be taken the time to focus on.

Setting healthy boundaries with yourself will help you create more fulfilling experiences and make your days shine brighter.

5. BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF AND YOUR PARTNER ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN HANDLE WITHOUT FEELING OVERWHELMED

A career is a big endeavor that requires the effort of both oneself and, oftentimes, one's partner.

In order to be successful within your profession and to support each other amidst challenging moments, it is important to be honest with yourself and your partner about what you are capable of handling without feeling overwhelmed.

This will enable you to create strong partnership and build resilience together when difficulties arise in the workplace or at home.

While honesty is sometimes difficult to accept, it can have great rewards in the long run when it comes to maintaining a healthy relationship by allowing each person involved to take the time they need without guilt or judgment.

How to balance work and relationships

NOW WHAT?


This all comes down to finding a balance between your career aspirations and relationships and giving yourself the tenderness and care you deserve.


We've discussed in detail the importance of defining what work and success means to you, setting boundaries with your partner to combat work-related stressors, not being too proud to ask for help from those close to you, making time for yourself to recharge, and being honest with yourself and your partner about what you can handle.

This all comes down to finding a balance between your career aspirations and relationships and giving yourself the tenderness and care you deserve.

Remember, no one is perfect; striving for balance between professional and personal life should be an ongoing journey of self-exploration and understanding.

Take it step by step, live happily in the moment, and enjoy the little victories along the way—doing this will help maintain a healthier relationship with yourself and others.

If you want more advice on how to achieve balance in your life then sign up for my Coaching Tips right now!

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Xavier Smith, aka Coach X

Work/life Balance and Relationship Coach

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