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5 tips for a better work-life balance

Finding a better balance between everyday life and work is essential to feeling less stressed. Here are some tips to help you find that perfect equilibrium:

1. Set priorities

Ask yourself why you want to find a better balance between work and life. What is important to you outside of work? How will a balance make you or your family happier? List a few things or people that matter the most and begin the process of incorporating them into your schedule.

2. Can you outsource your chores?

Would hiring a nanny, personal chef or personal assistant make sense? As you list out your priorities, you may realize you still have no time to exercise or spend an hour a day with your kids. Domestic personnel can help you accomplish those tasks.

3.  Exercise

Exercise improves cognitionhelps you sleep better and makes you happier. It's the perfect way to get you energized for the rest of your day.

4. Relax, don't do it!

Just stop for a moment and ask yourself if you really need to be cleaning that dish in the sink right now. Do you really need to sweep the floor again? If you were to combine all of the time you essentially waste doing petty things around the house, you could use that time to take a trip to the coffee shop, read a book or watch a movie.

5. Work from home

Do you have a computer and a strong internet connection? Depending on the job, many employers will allow you to work from home at least one day each week. Take advantage of this opportunity.

Hiring a nanny, personal chef, personal assistant or other domestic staffing personnel is a great way to help you maintain a better work-life balance. Domestic staffing agencies, such as Colonial Domestic Agency, can help you find these employees.