Does your 9-5 feel more like 24/7? With technology at its forefront, employees are more accessible now than ever. This means that, for many people, it can be easy to get sucked in to business emails and texts around the clock leaving your work life feeling nonstop. In fact, an alarming 94% of working professionals admit that they work 50 or more hours per week according to a survey done by Harvard Business School.

Extensive work hours, such as these, compounded on responsibilities at home can have a detrimental impact not only on your health, but on your relationships and your overall happiness as well. In order to create a better work-life balance, here are some simple steps you can take to stabilize your current routine.

1. Perfectionist-shmectionist

One simple way to avoid burning out is to let go of any perfectionist tendencies that may have become habitual. Overachievers and workaholics alike have a knack for focusing far too long on far too minute details. While this may not be a striking issue when you’re younger only tied up by a 6 hour school day, a part-time job, and hobbies, as life gets more and more complex between work and home, eventually this time-consuming habit will become a problem. In order to keep your stress levels lower and allot your time in better ways, it is a much healthier option to strive for excellence, not perfection. After all, nobody’s perfect anyways right?

2. Eliminate Time Wasters

Think about your daily work routine. Now, about how much of that routine is consumed by activities that are adding no value to your career? That’s right I’m talking about the time you spend scrolling through Facebook, making personal phone calls or texts, surfing the web for unnecessary information, senselessly checking up on your bank account, or maybe you’ve recently downloaded the new Pokémon GO app. If you can cut out, or even cut back on, some of these time wasters, the quality and efficiency of your work will noticeably increase, and therefore give you more time for your personal life after work. The 15 minutes you spend listening to a coworker vent at the end of the day could be better spent at the dinner table with your family; rain check the vent session for your lunch break the next day

3. Be Resilient

While this might be a difficult task for some, the best way that employees can create a better work-life balance for themselves is to leave their briefcase at the door. Garage door, front door, whatever door that may be, don’t bring the stresses of your job into your home. This means ignoring the email from your boss while you’re at your kid’s baseball game. This means leaving your phone in the car while you’re out on a date. This means turning your phone off while you’re at the beach for the weekend. You get the idea. Almost all of the time these texts, emails, and other updates can be put off until the workday comes around again. So live in the moment and make sure your quality time is truly quality time. You will ultimately begin to find it easier to resist the urge of being reactive towards these updates thus gaining more control over your life.

In order to successfully balance your work-life, the key is to start by taking small steps towards your goals. The last thing you want for your goals are to end up like your New Year’s resolution – dying out after only a few weeks. First think about what’s most important to you, maybe that’s meeting a certain quota at work while still being able to make it to dinner every night. Whatever your goals may be, much like with building muscle, you can’t start by benching 200 pounds, you start by setting a realistic and attainable schedule, then build from there.