Life Style


A professional needs to delegate responsibility, manage time efficiently, plan work and strike a work-life balance.

Rica Bhattacharya explains how.

1. Farm Out Work

It is important for a professional, particularly in a leadership role, to suitably delegate work. “Delegation of responsibilities will get the work done effectively, on time and without overload on one member. It will also give the manager free time for strategic thinking,” says Gourab Barik, assistant general manager – corporate HR, Emami. “Team members will automatically take more responsibility than you think them capable of,” says Abhishek Kumar, assistant professor, BIM-Trichy.

2 .Manage your Time

Overload can be avoided to a great extent with effective time management. “Stop procrastinating. Working smarter rather than harder is the key,” says Anupama Beri, HR head,

3.Balance Work Life

Employees should be able to strike a balance between work and personal life. This will not only enhance productivity but also help avoid excessive stress. Taking occasional timeout and leave, pursuing hobbies and interests can be some ways to prevent work overload,” says Barik.

4.Prioritize Tasks

The ability to decide which task is important immediately and what can be done later is crucial in managing work overload. “You need to balance what needs immediate action and what needs discussion and deliberation and accordingly, act or postpone,” says Abhishek Kumar.

5. Enjoy your Work

It is important for every professional to be able to align proficiency with aspirations, and only then can one derive joy out of work. “If you enjoy or love your work the very idea of overload will be taken care of to a great extent and might even cease to exist,” says Kumar.



1.  Define your future.  Describe the life you'd like to live. The future you see defines the person you'll need to be. Identify the traits and qualities you'd like to acquire. Think bigger than yourself. An acorn that only thinks as an acorn will never become a mighty oak. Stretch yourself. You are undoubtedly capable of more than you ever dreamed is possible for you.

2.  Become the person who would achieve your goals.  As you develop the skills, knowledge, relationships and demeanor of the “future you,” your goals will be the natural by-product of your growth. Spend an extra hour each day in the study of your chosen field.

3.  Give more than you must.  Nothing advances until somebody does more than they are paid to do. Always deliver more value than others expect. Don't require others to acknowledge your generosity. Give with "class."

4.  Make time for what you love.  If you don't live fully, you deny the world your potential contributions. Your "play" sometimes contributes as much as your "work." What you love reveals the value you bring to the world.

5.  Refine your Inner Circle.  We define ourselves through our key relationships.  Explore the mix and depth of those with whom you spend most of your time. Release those who limit you and connect with those who can help you live more fully.

6.  Resolve your unfinished business.  Either deal with it or discard it. Say your apologies, face your fears, pay your debts, express your gratitude and get on with living. Don't let yesterday drain value from today and tomorrow. Break out of the limited world of your past and start to grow.

7.  Rethink existing habits and routines.  Describe your typical day and then reconsider every aspect of it. Change or expand the places you go, people you see, things you do, and the time you devote to each. Try new things. Learn a new language, go someplace different, do some things you'd typically pass by. Find out what your possibilities really are.

8.  Lighten up.  Stop stressing over things that only matter to you emotionally. When life isn't fair to you, get over it quickly. Take your misfortunes as "course corrections" rather than "catastrophes." Let go so you can grow.

9.  Tighten up.  Sloppiness in life allows more variables to creep in and spoil your plans. Stay on target, increase your self-discipline, master the art of self-motivation. Sometimes details matter a lot.

10.  Profile yourself.  Keep a journal of your goals, concerns, fears, and dreams. Review it at least once a year. Look for patterns that reveal your core values, natural velocity, natural intelligences and recurring situations. Realize how life ebbs and flows for you. Notice the natural cycles of life. Know yourself.

11.  Invest in yourself.  Set aside a portion of each year's income to acquire new tools and teachers to increase your potential. Refine your systems, get expert coaching, attend special conferences, cultivate a study group, and appoint a board of advisors. You are your only true asset. Send part of today ahead to the person you'll be in the future.


One’s life style has an impact on one’s contribution to the society he is in.



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