Is there a thing called work-life balance? There certainly is, and well, millennials are definitely beating us all to it. They sure do have some special qualities.
First things first, whether it is work or personal life, everything is equally important and deserves equal attention. Millennials do not ask for things they don’t deserve but they refuse to settle for mediocrity. That is probably the reason behind millennials being in a persistent race of proving themselves at work. But materialism and financial benefits aren’t their first choices over work quality, culture and environment. Turns out, millennials aren’t greedy and materialistic.
Even though they are passionately driven towards their careers, they draw a boundary to ensure nothing else is left behind. Most of us miss family gatherings because of work and sometimes we even miss out on some work related events or meetings due to some urgent matters at home. But millennials almost manage to make it to everything that is important and needs their critical attention.
The question is, how do they manage this work-life balance? Do they have some special skills? And if so, what exactly are those skills? Should we be learning something from these young leaders? Let’s find out:
1. Get a hobby
Millennials do not like to completely indulge in only one thing, even if that is work. Although they love their work, they just accept that after awhile even work becomes monotonous. To ensure that work doesn’t give them such unhealthy vibes, they like to take up a hobby such as swimming, dancing or a sport. Hobbies like these allow them to replenish their brains with creativity.
2. Flexibility at work
Mostly millennials are tagged as job-hoppers because they switch frequently. But we have to know this: if a job doesn’t give them the flexibility, they would rather not work in that company. Some millennials even switch careers if they aren’t satisfied with what they are doing. They don’t believe in billable hours and have a no-nonsense attitude. Job satisfaction is a real thing for millennials and they don’t compromise on it whatsoever.
Each one of us reach a level of frustration at work and desperately look for a temporary exit. Millennials don’t wait to reach a saturation point, and every once in a while they seek a getaway with their friends and family. Small getaways on weekends to serene locations and beaches helps them to stay refreshed.
For millennials, there’s no such thing as 9-5 working hours because traditional jobs aren’t what they’re after. So, why not try some of these tips and let us know in the comments about your progress?