How To Get The Best Work/Life Balance At Our Apartments Near Humble, TX

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Whether you’re working from home, co-working at our neighboring Nimble Workspaces, or headed to the office of one of the top employers around our apartments near Humble, TX, finding the right work/life balance is never easy. For some, these realms can overlap considerably, especially during the pandemic when so many have transitioned to working from home. But no matter where you work, a few tips can help you make the most of your time and ensure your life is happy and healthy.


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Understand Ebbs & Flows


Firstly, it’s important to determine whether you’ve got a chronic or an acute problem on your hands. Life and work will both have regular ebbs and flows; there may be busy seasons and slow seasons, or emergencies may come up. Understand that there may be times when work and life are out of balance, but that’s okay on occasion. What’s important is that you have the balance you want on a larger scale.


Manage Your Technology


Oftentimes, we can be so connected via our phones and other devices that it can be hard to focus on the task at hand. That’s especially true if you’re working from a personal computer at your apartment in Northeast Houston. But the good news is there are lots of ways you can manage technology to ensure healthy compartmentalization or attentiveness depending on what you need. Don’t be afraid to adjust your notifications, email forwarding, and calendar settings to help you attend to what you need to attend to. That might mean turning off mobile notifications for your work email or messaging outside of normal work hours or ensuring that only important personal emails are able to reach you at work while more trivial ones are ignored.


Take Advantage of Your Paid Time Off


Most folks are much happier when they take regular vacations and stay home when sick. Ensure you’re taking advantage of all your Paid Time Off each year, if you’re able. If your PTO rolls over, you might be tempted to save it up to use all at once, but bear in mind that shorter, more frequent vacation time could make you even happier than a single, extended break. Assess your short-term and long-term needs and plan accordingly.


Set Boundaries and Work Hours


Work and personal life will seep into each other if you let them. Coworkers will send emails in your off-hours, or you’ll remember you needed to buy a new sweater while you’re working on something you’d rather not be doing. Setting boundaries (and communicating them to others) helps ensure you’re focusing your attention and making the most of your work and personal time by not constantly context-switching between them.


Another way to keep work and home life separated, even if you work remotely, is to take advantage of the High Tech Business Center right here at our Redemption Square apartments, which even includes a board room and private conference room where you can take meetings or attain maximum focus. This helps make sure that when you return to your apartment, you really feel like you’re leaving work behind and vice versa. Nimble Workspaces, a coworking office located across the street, also offers an easy way to separate your workspace from your home life without requiring a long commute.


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