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Experts agree: the compounding stress from the never-ending workday is damaging. It can hurt relationships, health and overall happiness.
Here are some tips suggested by experts to help you find the balance that’s right for you:
1. Let go of perfectionism: the healthier option is to strive not for perfection, but for excellence.
2. Unplug: by not constantly reacting to the updates from work, you will develop a stronger habit of resilience.
3. Exercise and meditate: exercise, yoga or meditation are effective stress reducers. They pump feel-good endorphins through your body.
4. Limit time-wasting activities and people: identify what’s most important in your life and make sure it truly reflects your priorities. Then, draw firm boundaries so you can devote quality time to these high-priority people and activities.
5. Change the structure of your life: instead of trying to do it all, focus on activities you specialize in and value most. Delegate or outsource everything else.
6. Start small. Build from there: taking on too much too quickly is a recipe for failure, so start with small changes.
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