Top tips for a better work-life balance

For professional London individuals, work-life balance often seems to be the be-all and end-all of their general satisfaction with their work and life away from it.

Dividing time between work and everything else is wholly personal and different for everyone, but there are some very general life lessons that anyone can learn to achieve a better work-life balance.

If you’re struggling finding that perfect mix, here are some tips you can take on board to help you:

Forget perfection

Many professionals strive for perfection from a young age – this mentality carries on later in life, and due to its unrealistic nature, can actually be counterproductive. Professionals must realise that perfection is not an attainable feat and let go of it in order to avoid fatigue and dissatisfaction as well as a lack of free time.

Learn to say no

Certain personalities tend to overwork themselves by saying yes to every request made to them, whether it’s from their boss or from fellow colleagues. This is a sure fire way to destroy the time you have for yourself as you end up working longer hours – even weekends – in order to keep work promises. If you remind yourself that saying no is okay, you’ll be much more satisfied in your work and in the extra time you have available.


Fitting in exercise to a busy schedule is often difficult but, if you can, it can reap numerous benefits that your body and mind will thank you for. Not only is it obviously good for your long-term health, it is also one of the best ways to increase energy and concentration levels, letting you use your free time wisely.

Take it slow

These are all great tips for anyone to take into account and there are many more. However, it’s essential that you start small, implementing changes one by one and taking it slow rather than making bulk wholesale transformations in a short amount of time.

As a work-life balance and executive coach, I can help professionals manage their lives to full effect. If you’re based in London and would like more information on what I can offer you, please give me a call on 02031 516 830.