Brent goes into detail on each point, but in a nutshell: manage stress and energy levels by living a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise so that you can maximize productivity at work and your enjoyment of scheduled non-work related activities; remember to add personal tasks to your daily to-do lists making sure to only schedule tasks that you can handle that day – in other words, learn to say “no.” Finally, shut down and disconnect at some point in the evening. This is especially important if you work from a home office. Even when I have a bit of work left, I shut down with the rest of the crew and take it up later that evening.
The one time I “unblend” is during vacation time as a disconnected week away results in a rejuvenated and creative engagement which is good for you and good for the firm.
If you’re having a tough time achieving work-life balance – which usually means that work is winning – give work-life blend a try.