The idea of work-life balance might sound like a myth to many people. But with a little work and enthusiasm it is possible to create meaningful experiences at work, establish and maintain healthy relationships, and find time to nurture yourself. Here are some tips:

• Every workplace has its own culture and dynamic. To form great relationships with your co-workers you need to be aware of what the company’s dynamics and norms are. Relationships are useful for networking which in turn will help you navigate your professional challenges more efficiently. By investing in relationships, you will open the door to opportunities for growth.

• Job satisfaction is a key goal for all HR personnel. A satisfied employee is not just a retained employee but an ambassador for the brand, both, internally and externally. Sometimes, however, our lack of enthusiasm and motivation about work is because we simply don’t acknowledge our achievements. We fall (too easily) into a routine of ticking off boxes and we don’t take the time to reflect on a job well done.

• Be strategic with your time and recognize that you can’t do everything and that sometimes you need the help of others. At work and at home we gain more time and peace of mind when we trust other people.

• It is vital to develop happy healthy relationships at work and at home. Taking the time to build healthy relationships with ourselves and with others improves our wellbeing.

• Spending quality time with your loved ones is important. You can spend all the time with your family, but if you don’t do it in the right way, or with the right people, you will feel drained and frustrated.

• Our homes affect our moods and mental states. So, we should do what we can to make sure they meet our needs.

• Use technology in moderation. Be conscious about when and how you use social media.

• Prioritise your physical and mental wellbeing – take the time to nurture yourself.

Final thoughts…

Making the most of your personal and professional life is a matter of making enriching connections and being intentional about how you spend your time. Fulfilling experiences will give you a sense of harmony across all aspects of your life.