Thursday 26 September 2013

Getting The Right Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance
We're human beings, not human doings. This means that sometimes we need to stop fretting about work or chores and approach life in a different way.

Nowadays, this is referred to as having the right work-life balance but what does the term really mean? After all, we're told to have balanced everything just lately, from diet to finances: You've got to wow at work, but be chilled at home, while doing all of your chores. Is this all even possible?

Perhaps achieving this so-called "balance" is ultimately about coming at daily activities from a different perspective, while ensuring you earmark enough time to focus on you. Instead of telling yourself your diet must be balanced, instead focus on making it colourful, fresh and organic. Rather than rigorously enforcing a work/life divide, just promise to live in the moment. Whatever approach works for you, it all boils down to taking away the pressure and replacing it with positive thoughts.

You also need to remember that you can't spell life without "I" - meaning you can't expect to live properly if you don't take some personal time to relax.

Lots of people find spa breaks the perfect antidote to daily life, giving them a chance to centre themselves again and let go of tension. There really is no one else to worry about when you're enjoying a relaxing massage or even going for a leisurely swim in the pool.

A health spa break at Wyboston Lakes Y Spa can give you the space you need to recharge your batteries and put you on top of your game before returning to reality. At the Y spa, guests can just be free from expectations, judgements and responsibilities. It's all about taking time away from life. Whether that's spending the day at the spa before enjoying a lazy Sunday lunch with family, or going for all out pampering with the Paint the Spa Red celebration package.

Whether you take a spa trip alone or with a friend, relative or partner, you'll get the chance to step back from your problems and assess your next move from a place of calm and tranquility.

Meanwhile, you can even use the spa to feed the body what it needs, be it exercise, nutrients or stress release. For example, the Elemis Deep Tissue Back Massage uses deep rhythmic pressure to alleviate high stress levels, ease aching muscles on the back and revive the senses. Experts use the dynamic blend of essential oils and massage to target individual needs, ensuring you leave relaxed, recharged and re-energised.

Another classic way to relax is through a hot stone massage. The ancient therapy uses the therapeutic heat from stones to release tension from muscles. Strategically placed around the body, the stones can also help to improve circulation. Meanwhile, the heat from the stones will drain toxins from the body, leaving you not only feeling healthier but looking more radiant. This is a great treatment to have when you're feeling particularly run down.

Once you're de-stressed from your massage, you can then go enjoy a sumptuous healthy meal at the restaurant, easing you back into the real word and ensuring you're fully blissed out before the working week begins again.

Whatever your poison, with stresses and strains becoming more and more pronounced among Brits, there's no room for neglecting your own health and wellbeing. Whether you believe in balance or just need a time out, be sure you take time to be a human being again.

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1 comment:

  1. What a great line. I know most people struggle to find a balance between (what I refer to as) 'real life' and work life--maybe I should get a massage :)


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