Happy Wednesday, everyone! In today’s post, we would like to talk about work-life balance. We asked some of our employees to share their ideas, thoughts, and actions on a good and healthy work-life balance. Keep reading as they speak about how they manage their daily work and personal lives successfully.
“When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that’s when you can do your best, for yourself and for others.”Cara Delevingne
Why Is a Healthy Work-Life Balance Important?
Work-life balance is a vital part of a healthy and productive work environment. An individual who achieves this balance successfully dedicates an equal amount of time to work-related tasks and personal matters without experiencing stress or becoming overwhelmed.
Our Work-Life Harmony
Name: Parker Maples
From: United States
Position: Account Executive in North America
Time at SimScale: 2 years
Parker, what does work-life balance mean for you and how do you live it?
Work-life balance is just that, a “balance.” It needs to be a healthy balance for you to succeed at both work and life. Feeling accomplished at work feeds happiness into life, and having time to focus on your personal life allows you to put the needed effort and focus into work. Working from home allows me to be with my 4-month-old daughter throughout the day, giving her my attention as needed, while also having the time to focus on my work duties.
Are you satisfied with your work schedule?
Very much so, yes. Working from home lets me give my family my attention when needed and then get back to my work. If I was working from an office, I wouldn’t be able to run downstairs and help and then hop back on the computer.
Name: Gabriela Falcón
Position: Growth Product Manager
Time at SimScale: Less than 1 year
Gabriela, you recently started working at SimScale. Do you feel on board now and do you enjoy a healthy work-life balance?
After 3 months in SimScale, I feel completely onboarded and ready to help my team achieve our goals. So far, the work has been well-balanced and I’ve been able to travel around the world while still being able to fulfill my tasks.
Name: Daniel Jovic
Position: Learning and Development Specialist
Time at SimScale: 6 years
Daniel, you have worked for SimScale for quite a long time. You currently work 4 days a week — does this help you keep a good work-life balance?
Absolutely! I have now more time to focus on my personal growth, my hobbies, and my passions. I am grateful for the flexibility that SimScale offers. I feel more fulfilled in my private life — and at my job. The 4 day work week is the perfect middle ground.
What are some healthy actions that you take to keep a better work/life routine?
I try to meditate daily, it helps me to calm my mind. Light exercise (stretching, morning gymnastics) in the morning helps me to wake up. I am a big fan of “focus time” in the morning, that’s when I reach my peak productivity and get most things done. Getting enough sleep every day is super important and should never be compromised, as sleep regulates almost everything: one’s mood, feelings, focus, concentration, creativity, cognitive processes, etc. I dedicate a lot of my spare time to my passions and hobbies, which help me be motivated at work as well.
Name: Sharan Bindra
From: United Kingdom
Position: Sales Development Representative
Time at SimScale: Less than 1 year
Sharan, you have been here for less than a year. How often do you take breaks during the workday to recharge or relax?
I think work breaks are important to keep you performing at a consistent level and keep your motivation high throughout the day. Every hour, I take a few minutes to get up and stretch so that my body doesn’t begin to tire and drink water. During lunch, I like to take a short walk outside to get some fresh air and ideas. Movement and stretching are a necessity and really help me to recharge and feel good throughout the day!
Thank you all for your great contributions! We are so excited to have you on the team!
Here at SimScale we truly believe that a healthy work-life balance is very important because it increases productivity and improves mental health and wellbeing. We help and support our employees with flexible working hours and remote work from across the globe. As a result, our employees have less stress commuting or being stuck in traffic and enjoy more time at home with their families.
Stay tuned for more insights into SimScale and see what the team has been up to on our @lifeatsimscale Instagram feed. Want to start your own SimScale story? Make sure to keep an eye on our careers page for possible openings!