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  • Strive
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    Re: Work life balance

    Originally posted by Ansaariyah View Post
    :wswrwb:



    Neglecting friends and family yet get time to forum eh? :p j/king

    As far as friends are concerned, let them know you got busy life, so they dont feel you are ignoring them when you couldnt reply to their txt in 24 hours or have to postpone the meetup.


    May be take days off from work?

    May Allaah ta'ala put barakah in your time :)
    You're right i spend too much time here, need to change that in shaa Allah.

    Ameen to the dua

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  • Ansaariyah
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    :wswrwb:

    Originally posted by Strive View Post
    :jkk:

    It's got to the stage where my friends and family think i'm ignoring them :(. It's just that i'm so busy with work and Islamic classes i just don't have the time to see people anymore :/
    Neglecting friends and family yet get time to forum eh? :p j/king

    As far as friends are concerned, let them know you got busy life, so they dont feel you are ignoring them when you couldnt reply to their txt in 24 hours or have to postpone the meetup.


    May be take days off from work?

    May Allaah ta'ala put barakah in your time :)

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  • Strive
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    :jkk: for the advice

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  • serio
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    Find a job that is closer to your house so that you save time on commuting.
    If your current salary is enough to support you then stick to it. If your bosses entice you with a bigger salary it means bigger responsibility and longer working hours.
    Look for flexible working arrangements where they allow you to work from home for 2-3 days in a week. Just being at home even when you are working will feel like you have a better work life balance
    Ideal is to do your own business cos you get to control your working hours. I started my own biz 4 years ago and me and my partner will declare mondays and fridays as working from home days (so we will have a looooong weekend lol) and even during weekdays if there is nothing much in the office we will sneak out to catch a movie, go for rock climbing classes, go for a 1-2 hours road trip..anything we can think of :)

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  • Ahmed2013
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    -If you can minimize work do it. Period. If you can make the same money but do less work do that. Sometimes even making less money but doing less work is just plain better. Some people kill themselves for a little bit of extra money but die in the process struggling.

    -Plan your days off, leave work at work. Avoid cell phones and after hour crap like the plague.

    -When it's the weekend/time off make sure your spouse is off too, plan that time.

    -During the week take up a hobby and get your wife involved like working out. Working out is a great stress relief and natural anti-depressant, not to mention healthy for the mind and body. You can have other hobbies too that are not a daily monday to friday thing but a weekend thing, I like wrenching building and racing cars. Could be even something like wood working lol.. just something to keep you stimulated in a positive manner without thinking of work.

    -Time is precious and you can never get it back.

    Money is meant to be spent, and when it reaches your hands it's already destined for someone else's. It will never remain with you and will pass on to someone else. Money is not happiness. So neither is working, it's just a means of survival. However, if you can make your job enjoyable try.

    Additional edit:

    If you can find a job closer to home do it, been driving 60km every day one way for the past 5 years. I am being laid off in january and will look for something closer to home. Bought a car two years ago at 123k, now at 210k, first engine blew, replacement engine blew just last saturday.

    Commuting in rush hour traffic, plus the distance, plus the gas, plus the maintenance, plus the time spent in driving can contribute to extra expenses, less time, etc... If you have the means to avoid this, avoid it like the plague and find a job close to home. People who walk for work are truly blessed.
    Last edited by Ahmed2013; 13-12-13, 12:00 AM.

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  • nousername
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    Work PT if possible.

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  • niqaabi_nusrat
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    Originally posted by Strive View Post
    True, i'm just sad that work seems to be taking over my life, it can be draining at times, i may have to stop some of these Islamic classes :(
    :salams

    Please try to keep up the Islamic classes sis, you will find them so rewarding. Beware of falling into the trap of work taking over your life...

    I was always taught to aim for 8 hours work, 8 hours sleep and 8 hours ibadah each day. The ibadah part can be interpreted in its widest sense, so as well as salah, reciting Qu'ran, studying etc, it would include all time spent doing halal things like cooking for the family, helping others, etc.

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  • sunrise867
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    Originally posted by Meriadoc View Post
    I'm charging my phone every day now
    My mum's like
    lool :p hehe

    Originally posted by Strive View Post
    looool, i'm hardly there as well
    You are there with you tea and digestive chocolate biccy's :p

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  • Strive
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    Originally posted by sunrise786 View Post
    You allocate all your time to us ;)
    looool, i'm hardly there as well

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  • Meriadoc
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    Originally posted by sunrise786 View Post
    You allocate all your time to us ;)
    I'm charging my phone every day now
    My mum's like

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  • sunrise867
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    Originally posted by Meriadoc View Post
    Same I'm like most days.
    It's just allocating time to people (as bad as that sounds) or focusing on the things that really matter and dropping the other things until you get into a routine.
    Don't forget you need breathing space as well.
    Originally posted by Strive View Post
    True, i'm just sad that work seems to be taking over my life, it can be draining at times, i may have to stop some of these Islamic classes :(
    You allocate all your time to us ;)

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  • Strive
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    Originally posted by Meriadoc View Post
    Same I'm like most days.
    It's just allocating time to people (as bad as that sounds) or focusing on the things that really matter and dropping the other things until you get into a routine.
    Don't forget you need breathing space as well.
    True, i'm just sad that work seems to be taking over my life, it can be draining at times, i may have to stop some of these Islamic classes :(

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  • Meriadoc
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    Originally posted by Strive View Post
    :jkk:

    It's got to the stage where my friends and family think i'm ignoring them :(. It's just that i'm so busy with work and Islamic classes i just don't have the time to see people anymore :/
    Same I'm like most days.
    It's just allocating time to people (as bad as that sounds) or focusing on the things that really matter and dropping the other things until you get into a routine.
    Don't forget you need breathing space as well.

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  • Strive
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    Originally posted by F_R View Post
    Anyways keep work at work, don't bring it home with you and this is something you'll have to learn over time. It'll take effort but consciously don't bring work home at all, whenever you start thinking of it mentally/consciously change the subject in your head and tell yourself you're not at work if that maketh sense.

    Leave work at work, and your home/rest of your life/day is yours don't talk about work to people or let them do work talk with you alright.
    :jkk: I always do that lol.

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  • F_R
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    Anyways keep work at work, don't bring it home with you and this is something you'll have to learn over time. It'll take effort but consciously don't bring work home at all, whenever you start thinking of it mentally/consciously change the subject in your head and tell yourself you're not at work if that maketh sense.

    Leave work at work, and your home/rest of your life/day is yours don't talk about work to people or let them do work talk with you alright.

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