Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 11, 2016
Now that it’s officially summer, a healthy work-life balance may be exceptionally difficult to maintain. Focusing on singular tasks is always tricky when pulled in multiple directions at once – and the summer months are filled with one distraction after another. While work is essential to one’s livelihood, leisure time is also needed– especially in the summer – to remain happy and healthy.
“With demanding jobs and constant connectivity, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is difficult for everyone,” said Sarah Yedlick, office expert and inventory analyst for Boise Paper. “That’s why Boise Paper has put together this list of tips to help make this the best summer yet!”
If being a better employee – as well as a better friend and family member – is a priority this season, try out one or all of these tips from Boise Paper.
Make time for health – It’s easy to put exercise at the bottom of a priority list with happy hour waiting, but the warmer months are a great time to make room for healthy accomplishments. Set an exercise goal that works best with a schedule and stick to it – just 30 active minutes a day is proven to help keep employees focused and motivated. Mix-up workout routines to fit a summer lifestyle. Go biking, hiking and running outside to stay fit and utilize the summer weather!
Stay overly organized – Remaining organized in and out of the office is key to freeing up one’s time. Block out calendar time during the day to get tasks done so that working is undisturbed. Keep a clean and organized work-space to avoid wasting time looking for items – or worse – fretting about fun summer activities that could be missed because of cleaning.
Stick to a schedule – Although not always possible – especially with colleagues taking vacation and last minute summer get-togethers and obligations – aim to keep a structured schedule during the week. Arrive to and leave work at the same time every day, and stick to a calendar of events throughout the day. This will help with time management, which is essential when one is trying to take in all summer has to offer.
Enjoy time off – Summer is fleeting, so while it may be hard to leave work for an extended period of time, it’s important to plan a long weekend getaway with family or friends to enjoy the beautiful summer attractions. Try to stay “unplugged” during this time as to not miss out on any once in a lifetime memories.
Take a lunch – Remember to take a real lunch once in a while. Schedule an hour or half-hour to get out of the office, grab a sandwich or simply take a walk to enjoy some fresh air. This will motivate an employee to get through afternoons with ease.
Set Boundaries – There’s nothing worse than getting interrupted by a work call at a child’s soccer game or a sunset boat ride. Set limits when at events by avoiding electronics at all costs or setting a time limit for checking emails. By having a steady sense of ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts,’ separating work and personal time will gradually become easier so that the perks of summer can be enjoyed.
L.C. Williams & Associates
About Boise Paper:
Boise Paper is a division of Packaging Corporation of America, headquartered in Lake Forest, IL. Boise Paper manufactures a full line of quality papers including imaging papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers, and papers used in packaging, such as label and release papers. Through its Paper with Purpose® promise, Boise Paper commits to delivering excellent value while sustaining environmental, economic, and social resources for future generations. Keep current with news and events at http://www.BoisePaper.com.