mapodile / Getty Images There’s no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way we work and live — families that used to spend the day apart with parents at work, children at school — are often crushed together in the same space trying to manage all their same responsibilities. And outlets that many people had to available to work off stress, from gyms to nightclubs to museums, are often closed or limiting the number of customers. With so many working from home, the boundaries between work and life can grow very murky. As you stride into 2021, now is the time to take a good look at how you work and how you spend your downtime (if you do) and make adjustments accordingly. Here are six tips to achieve a better work-life balance . Last updated: Jan. 18, 2021 simonapilolla / Getty Images/iStockphoto Don’t Wait To Take Time Off COVID-19-related travel limitations can be a real downer on vacation plans, but that doesn’t mean you should give up your time off just because you can’t go where you’d like. According to Forbes, it’s possibly more important than before to take time off because the challenges of the pandemic — from the monotony to fears about your job security — are adding stress. And to be a productive employee, you need to de-stress and reset. Consider staycations where you disconnect from technology and pamper yourself, outdoor trips to the beach or the forest, Airbnb or hotel stays in locations […]