Work Life Balance Tips from your East Oltorf Apartments

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Do you wish you could spend more time at your apartments on East Riverside and less time in your office? We feel that. After all, the luxurious amenities and spacious floor plans at Ellie make it easy to come home to comfort. Austin is a fast-paced town though, and a lot of people get wrapped up in the idea that you need to stay late if you want to get ahead. That can be true in some cases, but in a lot of jobs it’s a better idea to work smarter, not harder.


If you find yourself spending too much time at the office, or working even when you get home, we’ve got some tips that can help you find a better work-life balance. Finding a better work life balance can help you alleviate stress and generally feel better about your career. With the intro out of the way, let’s dive right into the blog post below! Oh, and when you’re done reading through this post, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of apartments on East Oltorf.


Make time for downtime


If you’re the type of person that plans out their entire week in advance, make sure you’re scheduling downtime on your calendar. Whether it’s a few hours after work, or 30-minutes during lunch, schedule time for yourself when you have no obligations. This is different than just leaving space open on your calendar, because that space can be filled with obligations if you’re not careful.


Put post-work events in your schedule


Be it a workout class, a happy hour date with your significant other, or a movie that you want to catch before the crowds show up, try scheduling events around 5:30 or 6:00 during the week. That way, you’ll have a reason to leave work. A lot of people get stuck in the routine of staying late because there’s nothing pressing to get them to leave the office. You can avoid getting stuck in that routine by giving yourself after work obligations.


Have a seperate space for your work things


A lot of people bring their laptops home from work, which makes it difficult to stop working once you get home. Even having your laptop out on your coffee table can remind you that there’s more work to be done or more emails to respond to. If you want your work to be out of sight and out of mind, we recommend putting your work laptop in a cubby or inside a drawer when you get home. The more work you have to do to get your laptop out, the less likely you’ll be to give in to the temptation to keep working.


Those are all the work-life balance tips we’ve got for y’all this week! We’re thrilled you took some time out of your day to hang out with us here on the Ellie blogs page, and we hope that you’re able to use some of these tips to find more ‘me time’ moving forward!


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