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Tips for Getting the Right Work-Life Balance in Financial Modeling

Most people strive to find the right work-life balance in financial modeling. What does this mean? It means finding a way to excel at your job without neglecting your personal and family life.  Finding the right balance can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you achieve the balance you are looking for.

Disconnect.  Though it can be difficult, one of the best things you can do to achieve a good work-life balance is to disconnect when you are home. Unless you are needed to be on call 24/7, or for certain hours after your normal work hours, it is a good idea to unplug and disconnect from your work phone and email. Though it can be tempting to check your email or voicemails, it is disruptive to your personal and family life.

Plan. Don’t let your financial modeling requirements keep you from making plan. Plan to attend a party, movie, or intramural league and then feel good about it. Nobody is as indispensable as needing to say no to everything and commit every waking hour to work. Be sure to take time for yourself and not feel guilty about it. Being good in financial modeling means you need to be good at time management. Manage your work and personal time and you will be re-energize and rejuvenated to be the best in your financial modeling job.

Exercise. Another great way to ensure you are focused at work is to take some time to exercise. This is a great way to stay healthy and give you time to recharge. Committing to some personal work out time can make you feel better when you are at work and make you a better financial modeling professional. And don’t forget, exercise can keep you healthy which means you will miss less work and be more productive when you are there.

Establishing a good work-life balance can take a change in mindset and a commitment to your personal life. We all tend to feel more committed to our jobs at the expense of our personal and family life because, well, it’s what pays the bills. But having a good balance between work and your life can help you be better at both your job and your personal life.


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