Published date: 15 June 2023

Achieving the right work-life balance this Father’s Day and beyond

Achieving the right work-life balance can be challenging for any parent, especially in a world altered by the pandemic.

However, there are ways to make it work, and NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has shared some helpful tips for Father's Day that can guide dads, mums, siblings, cousins, friends and more in achieving that balance.

  • One of the most important things you can do is to eliminate daytime distractions by setting boundaries and sticking to them. This means turning off your phone or computer during family time or setting aside specific hours for work-related tasks.
  • Another important tip is to structure your time to be optimized. This means planning your day and setting achievable goals for your work and personal life.
  • You may also want to consider scheduling family time on your calendar to ensure that you make time for your loved ones.
  • Delegating tasks to your team can also be helpful, as it can free up more time for you to focus on your priorities.
  • It is also important to aim for integration rather than trying to separate work and family life altogether. This can involve finding ways to incorporate your family into your work life or finding ways to bring your work home with you.

Finally, remember that quality time with your family is more important than quantity. Being fully present during family time can show your commitment to your children and your work.

Helen McCarthy, Chief People Officer for NHSPS, said: “This Father's Day, take these tips to heart and strive for a healthy work-life balance. It may not be easy, but with some effort and intentionality, you can find a way to make it work. Remember, your family and your work are both important and finding a balance is key to living a happy and fulfilled life.”

We know that Father's Day can be tough for some people so we're sending extra love to those who do.