It is equally important to protect your private space in an effort to meet the demands in both your professional and family life.
- To enjoy your free time as much as possible, keep your professional and private life as separated as possible. At home, switch off any work-related messages from your phone and avoid checking your professional email account. Particularly people working from home should find a strategy to set clear boundaries, e.g. by defining fixed work and break times.
- Arrange fixed weekly times with your family. To keep track of family appointments and activities, a family calendar is a good idea. A shared online calendar can be organized with little effort and provides a quick overview of professional and private appointments.
- Coordinate your professional and private appointments efficiently, but regularly block free time on your own as well.
2. Stress reduction: Change your attitude to the situation
A situation often becomes stressful because of our own attitude. For example, if we focus too strongly on details or take customer dissatisfaction or criticism from our supervisor too personally. The perception of stress also depends on our psychological resilience, which helps to overcome crises. By learning to distance oneself from the situation and looking at it objectively, we become more aware of what is really important. Remain calm and think positively: Recalling previously achieved successes is a good motivation for further steps.