Jack Nicholson said it best in the movie The Shining, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” It’s super important for anyone with a retail job (or any job for that matter) to not get overwhelmed and find that delicate balance between your personal life and your professional life.

Balance Takes Planning

Time management is key! Planning your day/week is essential to finding balance. Writing a to-do list or planning on a calendar can help you remember important dates and events and make time for personal things. Update the lists daily, weekly, or monthly to help you stay on track. Planning vacations and time off in advance is also helpful to stay organized.

Your Balance Is Up to You

Spend some time thinking about what balance means to you. Keep in mind what you want, what you need and what makes you happy. This will help determine your perfect work-life balance.

Tips for Finding a Great Work-Life Balance

  • Prioritize Your Time – When you have your to-do list together, it helps to prioritize it by breaking the tasks into four categories to make them easier to work through. Deciding what is: A) urgent and important, B) important but not urgent, C) urgent but not important, and D) what’s not urgent or important makes it simpler to tackle your day.
  • Plot Personal Time – Schedule “me time.” If you don’t take the time for yourself, your health and your family, you’re likely to burn out faster.
  • Do What You Love – Making the time for hobbies and the things you love helps to regenerate and revitalize you. You’ll be able to stay positive and bring more energy to the other parts of your life.

Finding a way to balance your work life with your personal life is essential to staying happy. At OSLRS, we do our best to make sure our team has the time they need to get their work done well and still enjoy the essential things in their life. Having a relaxed and positive attitude means our family does a better job every day.

This Sounds Great. Where Do I Start?

If you’re passionate and love to work hard and play hard, a career with OSL could be great for you. Check out our available job listings to find something near you, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-866-704-3316. We’re excited to work with you!

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