Your job has created a distance in your relationships, you feel separated from everything. You have soaked yourself so much in work that you cannot remember the last time you had paid a visit to your granny's place and have also forgotten the name of some distance relatives...
Your friends are complaining that you don't have time for them, and your relationship with your partner is worsening due to lack of time. Do you feel familiar with the experience? Such a scenario is hugely prevalent these days and there are many working professionals who find it difficult to find the balance between relationships and work.
Sometimes we end up forgetting a close friend's birthday only to face the reasoned bashing from him/her after some days. Isn't this embarrassing? Have we become so focused on our own progress that we don't have time for our close ones?
To avoid circumstances like these you should learn to keep a healthy balance between work and personal life. Some effective tips have been discussed here.
This being a valid reason, there are many other reasons you should be social in the circle of your near and dear ones. It actually conveys that you still care and know the significance of caring and being in touch. Maintaining a healthy balance is basically the sign of a professional and is the correct attitude we all should learn to imbibe.
If we learn to manage our time fruitfully we can definitely be successful in creating a balance between work and personal life. For this you should design a proper schedule and then should try to follow it. There should be a cleverly thought out segmentation for every activity; definitely work has first priority in the schedule.
What we are talking about is fruitfully utilizing your weekends, holidays and non working hours. Be social with your friends and relatives and take time out to catch up with your friends. Let laziness not distract you. This you can do, only if you are giving your 100% at work so that you don't have to work on the weekends trying to finish the targets.
Even if you access them once a week, you can do much to keep a track on your friends lives. A simple hello or a message will keep them happy and it will also help you in staying in touch with them. Take time out to gift your friends or write a letter. Such small things do count in managing relationships.
So, these were some tips you should remember to achieve a balance between work and personal life. Remember that keeping relations is very important and so is dutifully doing the work. Be a professional at your work, work hard, but do not fail to manage your relationships, they are equally important for a happy and balanced life. Do not miss on anything!