Improve Your Work-Life in 5 Steps

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Something about being human is that we are always aiming to grow in some way. It’s why it is difficult to remain satisfied with the same old things. This same feeling is often keenly felt in the workplace. We desire to be better, not just for a possible promotion, but because we wish to become better at what we do.

The following are 5 steps by to help you improve your work life.

1. Go to work earlier

If you can get to the office earlier, you’ll have more time to settle down and organize your thoughts before you start working. Those who come in exactly on time or just 10 minutes before the start of their shift often complain that they feel harassed. They still want to freshen up first or get some coffee. Good, if you have a back-office job where you work on your own. But if you deal with clients face-to-face or you must regularly coordinate with your colleagues, you will appreciate a much earlier start.

2. Learn more about your job

Some employees think it is the company’s responsibility to give further training. Although true to an extent, if you would like to improve as an employee, you should take the initiative to learn more about your work. These could be skills you use daily (better accounting practices) or knowledge about your business (how corporations affect the community). These may also be personal skills to improve (confidence when speaking). Many online articles and videos can be of help.

3. Connect with others

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Another way to grow is to connect more. The first set of people here should be your colleagues, including your boss. People appreciate concerned co-workers. The atmosphere in the office will become a lot healthier if everyone was truly appreciative of one another. It also helps to connect with your clients more as this brings in more business.

4. Be more helpful

Some workers think that they should only do what they are paid to do. However, everybody needs help somehow. If you’d like to have a better work atmosphere, consider being the first one to help. This could be assisting a colleague in their work or volunteering to do minor errands. Even if your boss does not notice, you will find that it feels good to help.

5. Be more organized

An organized workspace helps clear the mind. Find ways to keep your work area tidy. If it’s already clean, there may still be ways to keep your files organized – those on paper and even those in your computer. You should also develop a routine where you can finish work earlier. Aside from allowing you to rest, such extra time can be used to connect and become more helpful to your colleagues.


If you are an employee that is aiming to truly grow this year, do take note of the tips above. Though they might not be easy at first to implement, once you see the fruits, you will appreciate the personal changes.

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Jeremy Kaplan

A 50-something year old lifestyle, career, and education blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia. Years of experience in the office setting working with others and still loving it year-after-year.

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