04 Dec Driving Instructor Work Life Balance For Mums
The power of relaxation shouldn’t be underestimated. It is essential, even in the most hectic of days, that you stop and take time to relax, even if it’s for only 10/15 minutes – this could be sitting in the car with the radio on, reading a book on a park bench, or shutting your office door and shutting your eyes for 10 minutes. Research shows a cat nap of 20 minutes a day can increase productivity dramatically.
ASK FOR HELP
If you workload is totally unmanageable in the time you are at work, you need to ask for help – this could mean you need increased training and development, or it could be that your workload is totally unrealistic and unmanageable – either way communicate and ask for help, absorbing such pressure is not healthy.
STOP FOR MEALS
There is nothing worse (or more unhygienic) than eating your lunch in your car, you are usually distracted, eat it quickly and are looking at the internet on your phone whilst you do it. A short break to eat your meal calmly and slowly away from your normal working environment can have huge productivity benefits.
KEEP DAYS OFF AND WEEKENDS PRECIOUS
Use your days off and weekends to recharge your energy levels, so you are back to your best when you return to work. Avoid non-essential work and plan activities that will reduce stress.
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN WELLBEING
Your wellbeing is your own responsibility, so if you find you are developing issues take action before they become more serious.
MAKE TIME FOR A HOLIDAY
If the thought of planning to take a week or two off fills you with dread you need to think seriously about your work-life balance, but if that is really not possible, build in regular long weekends at the beginning of the year to give you a pit stop and time to rest. Where possible tag an extra day or two onto each end of your holiday to take some of the pressure off and let you return to work without jet lag.
GET MORE SLEEP
The perfect restorative time for sleep is 10pm – 6am in a darkened room. A lack of sleep affects productivity and has a dramatic effect on your health and wellbeing, after only 72 hours of sleep deprivation your mental health is affected.
If you are a parent and looking to get back into work, Wimbledon Driving School can help you achieve the work life balance.
To find out more, please visit them online at http://www.wimbledondrivingschool.com/driving-instructor-mum/