Top 10 Rules for a Better Work Life BalanceWe explore 10 top ways to discover a better work-life balance and embrace laid-back living in the Isle of Man.
#1 Let go of perfection
We have a saying in the Isle of Man, Traa-dy-Liooar, which means 'Time enough'. Let go of stress, take a bit of extra time and embrace a more relaxed approach to life.
#2 It's all about the journey
Say goodbye to city traffic and hello to fresh air and sea views. Take a step back from where you're going and instead, embrace how you're going to get there. With a population density of less than 150 people per square km the Island offers quieter roads and short, stress-free commutes.
#3 Work smarter, not longer
The Isle of Man is among the top 5 connected countries in the world, giving us a superb infrastructure, vibrant business centre and a buoyant economy. Many employers offer flexible working patterns and competitive employment packages, or if you've always dreamt being your own boss, you could make use of the Government support available for new start-ups, and find yourself running your own business.
#4 Don't skip lunch
You will not go hungry on the Isle of Man! The Island is blessed with a wide range of great eateries, which offer everything from local delicacies such as Queenies and Loughtan Lamb to global staples.
#5 Get out more!
More than 40% of the Isle of Man remains unpopulated, making the Island a natural adventure playground for all ages. With hundreds of miles of maintained footpaths, green lanes, mountain bike trails and stunning coastline, the Isle of Man is the perfect place to reconnect with nature - so much so that we became the only entire country to be recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere. The Island is also home to a variety of wildlife. Depending on the season you can find puffins, basking sharks, dolphins, porpoise, seals and many birds of prey.
#6 Limit time wasting activities
Invest in yourself, not an overpriced season ticket. Why spend time in the car commuting when you could be spending extra time with the kids, or waste hours waiting for a train when you could be watching a sunset with a glass of fizz in-hand?
#7 Work hard, party harder
It's important to let your hair down from time to time! What better way than enjoying a glass of local fizz whilst watching the sunset, or winding down after a long day with a cocktail?
#8 Embrace the off button
Weekends are a great opportunity to disconnect from tech and reconnect with what matters to you. Leave the emails behind and instead get outside, take in a show, or unwind with friends - there are plenty of great ways to spend time away from the everyday stresses of 24 hour office connectivity.
#9 Thrive in a challenging environment
You shouldn't settle for second best and in the Isle of Man you don't need to. The Island is home to global companies and fast-growing small businesses, all in need of a variety of skills. We have a prospering ICT sector built on a foundation of financial and professional services and an ever diversifying economy. Find your next opportunity on the Isle of Man.
#10 Understand what really matters
On the Isle of Man, you have space and time to concentrate on creating your perfect life. You're never far away from family, friends, activities and the things that matter to you. Choose quality of life. Choose to live in the Isle of Man.