Summer Work Life Balance

Do you look out the window and wish you were outside enjoying the summer sun? Has your summer so far been all work and no play? Read the work life balance tips below for guidance and then try them! Doing a few of these each week can add up to a big change over time.

  • When you plan your week, make it a point to schedule time with family and friends and activities that help you recharge. If a date night with your spouse or a softball game with friends is on your calendar, you”ll have an extra incentive to manage your time well so you don”t have to cancel.
  • Set goals, appointments, lunch dates, or gym appointments in your work calendar. The little calendar notification will pop up and force you to stop what you are doing and focus on your goal.
  • Break up with activities that sap your time or energy. Take stock of things that aren”t really enhancing your career or personal life and minimize the time you spend on them.
  • Next time you’re invited to something, weigh the benefits and costs before saying yes. If the event or project will have a positive impact on your productivity, career, and networking without disrupting your non-work schedule, go for it. If your personal life will suffer because of it, opt out.
  • Rethink your errands and consider whether you can outsource any of these time-consuming chores. Even if you”re on a tight budget, you may discover that the time you”ll save will make it worth it. Plus, there are plenty of kids who are trying to earn money for field trips, sports team events, etc.  Help them help you!

Jackie Trepanier, Founder of Cultivated Coaching, is a leading coach and voice of today’s accomplished professionals. She works one on one with those ready to develop a plan for the next chapter of their businesses, careers, and lives. Contact Jackie at or to schedule a free Discovery Session.

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