Raj Dharampuriya has achieved a great amount of success in life as one of the leading medical professionals in 2019. But Raj believes that success can’t just be measured by career advancement. A successful life means that are aspects are in balance, and achieving a proper work-life balance can be an extremely difficult task
This is especially true for anyone working as a medical professional. The work is hard and the hours are long, and you often leave work feeling drained. Even so, Dr. Dharampuriya has been able to find this balance while also advancing his career to the status he has reached today.
Here’s how he was able to do it.
Prioritize your time and stay organized
Maybe you feel that every single task within your daily life is urgent and needs to be addressed at that very moment. This is typically not the case and there are 4 ways to prioritize your tasks properly:
- Urgent and important
- Important but not urgent
- Urgent but not important
- Neither urgent nor important
You can differentiate between what is urgent, what is important and what is neither by writing down your daily tasks in a to-do list or planner and numbering each one accordingly. 1 for urgent, 2 for important, 3 for urgent but not important, and 4 for neither. That will give you a complete picture of what needs to be done and in what order.
Find time for the things you love
This is a challenge for anyone who is career-focused and trying to make their way up in the world. Even if this applies to you, you still need to find time to do the things you love and spend time with the people you love. If you don’t, your life will have very little meaning and work will start to feel overwhelming.
Set realistic expectations for yourself
Nobody assumes that you are superhuman, so neither should you. Don’t try to push yourself farther than you can go just for the sake of meeting your outlandish expectations. You need to start setting more realistic expectations and goals for yourself, ones that are actually possible to achieve. Of course it is great to push yourself to be better, but know your limits.
Focus on staying healthy
Staying true to healthy eating habits, drinking enough water, and staying active throughout the week is something that many career-oriented folk feel that don’t have time for. But you always have time for your health and you need to start treating your body as a temple – rather than just a money-maker.
Spend time with the family meal prepping over the weekend; this will serve as both quality time together and allow you to pack healthy meals for work throughout the week. Bring a water bottle to the office, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and GET ENOUGH SLEEP. Sleep deprivation is the worst thing you can do for your mental wellbeing, physical health, and it can even take a toll on your career.