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How to Achieve Perfect Work-Life Balance in a New Place

Posted by Doriana Zohil-Morton on August 10, 2018
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Travelling for work isn’t always the glamourous lifestyle it appears to be. While it’s true that for the most part, it affords you endless opportunities to experience different cultures and see parts of the world that otherwise would’ve eluded you, it can also be very draining on your mental and physical health. Constantly being on the road, regardless of the means of transportation, can have a severely negative impact on your work-life balance and make it challenging to enjoy quality time with your loved ones.

Here are a few useful tips to help you better manage your personal and professional lives if you are moving to a new place.

Choose the Right Accommodations for Your Travels

Whether you’re permanently moving to a new place or are being temporarily relocated for work, there are countless high-end and convenient accommodation options for you to choose from to help ease the transition to your new surroundings. Fully furnished residences like condominiums or apartments can make you feel more at home than staying in a hotel. Just make sure you choose one that’s centrally located or close to your place of business so that you can commute to and from work without any problems.

Maintain a Daily Routine

Starting with early morning exercise and breakfast, it’s good to have a daily routine to help keep you grounded and make it easier for you to get used to your new area. Have a good work-life balance is all about establishing a strong daily routine so you can also create a sense of normalcy and consistency in your life, almost like you never actually left home. Make a list of all of the tasks you want to complete each day and set obtainable small goals for yourself until you’re able to adjust.

Set Strict Boundaries for Your Working Hours

Oftentimes, people tend to turn into workaholics when they travel for work, thinking that if they spend just a few more hours at the office they can get more done. This type of mentality won’t help you accomplish much, though, other than setting you on the fast track to burning yourself out. Set a strict working schedule and make every possible effort to stick to it.

Make New Friends and Explore Your New Area

The best way to get settled into your new life if you’re moving to a new place is to try to get to know new people in your neighbourhood and spend time with them. Making new friends can also help you feel more comfortable in your new surroundings and at the same times, people who’ve lived in your area for a long time can show you around and help you get familiar with all of the local hangout spots, grocery stores, and so much more. If you’re staying in a furnished residence, you’ll likely be centrally located, so exploring your surrounding is easier than ever.

At MAC Furnished Residences Inc., our top priority is to make our guests feel as welcome as possible in their new accommodations. All of our rental apartments are professionally decorated and fully furnished but also leave enough room for you to personalize the space to your own liking. To learn more about our world-class furnished residences for rent, please contact us today! We can also help you find short-term rentals and executive housing in Toronto through our brokerage MAC Real Estate Services Inc. and help facilitate a smoother transition when you’re moving to a new place with MAC Relocation Solutions.

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