Maintaining a Balance in a Competitive World

09 December 2020

By Emir Allen

Maintaining a Balance in a Competitive World

Maintaining a Balance in a Competitive World


Maintaining a good work-life balance takes constant work and determination. Rolling out of bed motivated and raring to go is far from the norm for the majority of people working in professional services, whether you are working from home, or go to work in a high-paced office environment.


2020 has bought with it a whole new set of challenges for professional services workers. The Covid-19 Pandemic changed the working landscape overnight, and balancing our work and personal lives has become increasingly difficult. In order to stay competitive in the corporate world, especially in London, it’s important to incorporate systems into your day-to-day schedule which allow you to follow a routine that positively impacts your mental health.


If you feel as though you are living in a constant state of imbalance or could use a reminder of some easy tips you can use to reinstate some balance in your life, read on. Here are some steps you can take in order to stay competitive and thriving. 

1)     Stick To a Routine

Whether you’re working from home or going into the office, sticking to a routine that works for you does wonders for your productivity and mental health. Waking up and crushing your morning routine the same as you would have done pre-coronavirus will ensure you are setting yourself up to have a balanced and high-functioning day. 


2)     Maintain High Standards


Studies have shown that how we dress can influence our performance in the workplace, so why should it be any different when you’re working from home? Maintaining high standards of dress and presentation will put you in a working frame of mind and ensure you turn up feeling confident and prepared for the day ahead. 


3)     Take time away from technology and the news


We are what we consume, and consistently checking the news and social media for updates leads to consuming a large amount of negativity. Try putting your phone and laptop away an hour before you go to bed and not checking them for an hour after you wake up. Giving yourself time away from screens, technology and the news will do wonders for your mental health. 


Some other tips to maintaining a good work-life balance:

●       Make time for your hobbies

●       Implement daily outdoor exercise even if it’s a short walk around the neighbourhood

●       Spend quality time with loved ones 

●       Experience nature and take time to unplug for a couple of hours every week

●       Celebrate every win, no matter how big or small 

Prioritising wellness and mental health should be just as important as achieving goals in the corporate world. It is essential to introduce systems into your life which ensure you are maintaining a balance between the two. 


With the closure of businesses and due to Covid-19 in the UK, the corporate world is more competitive than ever. 

In order to perform to our best ability, it is paramount that we create routines which allow for optimum productivity. Balance is key in order to progress and excel at work. Prioritising your mental health within your routine will ensure you are staying calm and positive both at work and in your personal life. 

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