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
In the Isle of Man we say 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. So what if you spilled a bit of jam on your shirt, you've got another and you'll still nail that presentation!
#2 It's all about the journey
Say goodbye to city traffic and say hello to fresh air and open sea views. Make sure you enjoy every moment, take a step back from where you're going and embrace how you're going to get there. With a population density of less than 150 people per square km experience 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 meaning you can stay connected across the Island. Many employers offer flexible working and with Government support available for new start-ups, combined with a buoyant economy, you could find yourself running your own business when and how you want.
#4 Don't skip on lunch
How can you work on an empty stomach? The Isle of Man is blessed with great eateries across the Island offering everything from local delicacies like Queenies and kippers to traditional British and global staples. Go on, spoil yourself, we won't tell anyone!
#5 Spend more time in nature
More than 40% of the Isle of Man remains unpopulated making the Island a natural playground for all to enjoy. Depending on the season you can find puffins, basking sharks, seals and many birds of prey. 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. We're so passionate about how we co-exist with nature we became the only entire country to be recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere.
#6 Limit time wasting activities
Why spend time in the car commuting when you could be spending extra time with the kids? Why waste hours waiting for a train when you could be soaking up scenery from the top of one of the Isle of Man's many hills? Invest in yourself, not an overpriced season ticket.
#7 Pace yourself
Look after yourself, don't take on things too quickly and you'll achieve even more. Avoid burnout and embrace down time so you can work hard and play harder. If it's the big achievements that count for you remember that nobody has ever won a marathon sprinting from the start line!
#8 Unplug: Embrace the off button
It's the weekend so it's time to disconnect from technology and reconnect with what matters to you. Get outside, catch a film, take in a show, enjoy a fresh meal or simple time with friends. There are loads of great ways to spend time away from the everyday stresses of 24 hour office connectivity.
#9 Leave the office behind
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.
#10 Understand what really matters
Find what really matters to you in the Isle of Man and go for it. Family, friends, activities and interests can all be close by meaning you can spend more time pursuing the important things. Choose quality of life. Choose to live in the Isle of Man.
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