According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 58% of Canadians report “overload” associated with their many roles – work, home and family, friends, physical health, volunteer and community service.
It’s easy to see how difficult it can be to thrive in your personal life, particularly after an absolutely hectic day at your job. Whether you’re a barista or the head of your own marketing team, a city with high living expenses like Vancouver makes striking a work/life balance a truly challenging hurdle, especially when it comes to finding love.
If you find it difficult to remove yourself from the daily grind, you’ve come to the right place; we’ve partnered with Events & Adventures to help single working professionals find better balance and focus on the things that matter most. Here are the best ways to stay positive, act motivated and crush your goals, in and out of the office.
Create a transition plan between work and home
Whether it’s a quick mediation, a short walk, a trip to the gym or even long shower, having a routine to help you transition from work back into your personal life is a great way to reset and actually make the most of your free time. Coming home and pulling out your phone is pretty much a YouTube rabbit-hole waiting to happen and we all know, doing the things you really, really want, won’t happen if you spend the night on the couch.
Replace dating apps with social clubs
Even the idea of dating can feel overwhelming for busy single professionals in Vancouver. Fortunately, social groups like Events & Adventures take care of both the details and the time-consuming planning on your behalf. Every month, Events & Adventures hosts incredible events throughout the city, ranging from comedy nights, to volunteering and even skydiving. Each event is attended by awesome eligible singles, which means you never need to worry about gathering a group or going alone. There’s always something to talk about, always someone new to meet and always new experiences to be had, making it a great way to meaningfully and efficiently experience everything life has to offer outside of the workplace.
Make a distinction between work-life and life-life
With an incredible technological advancement in your pocket, it’s easy to let work spill into your at-home life. Protect your private time by turning off electronic communications, particularly during the hours when you shouldn’t reasonably reachable (yes, that means no more checking your email right before bed). By not being available 24/7 you’ll actually have more energy to give when you are available, whether that be at work, at home, or when meeting someone new.
Analyze your week
Rather than just trying to survive your weekly grind, plot out time to look back on what you did and didn’t achieve, both personally and professionally. Perform a little self-analysis and ask yourself, what worked, what didn’t, what went wrong, and what you could change to make next week even more capital ‘A’ awesome.
Prioritize having fun
They say that if you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Same goes for burning out at work. Don’t wait until you feel exhausted to rest, instead try and prioritize rejuvenating days. It’s important to note, sometimes binge watching your favourite show is relaxing, but sometimes it can do more harm than good. Life is all about experiences, not just about oscillating between sweat pants and trousers. Prioritize doing new and interesting things that light your fire and you’ll see an almost immediate shift in your capacity to handle stress and enjoy your day.
With Events & Adventures you can shake your routine, meet people, and experience something new all at the same time. Work is great, but balance is better.
To learn more about the events happening this month, visit eventsandadventures.com