Focused on balancing her work life with her personal one,Â Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley was spotted smooching her new man, James Righton, in a park in East London.Â Righton is the keyboard player for the Klaxons.Â According to UsMagazine.com, the actress and the musician were introduced by a mutual friend, Alexa Chung.Â This is the first major relationship Knightley has had since breaking up with her boyfriend of five years, Rupert Friend. Â “It’s hard to have a relationship when I’m working so much,” she toldÂ Marie Claire. Â “But then you have to think, ‘What is actually important in life?’ Â Is career your only thing? Â That’s sad, because there’s going to come a day when you’re left lonely. Â It’s a difficult compromise. Â I think you’ve got to strive for balance. Â It’s the striving that counts.”
How do you maintain balance between work and a relationship?
Keeping a balance between your career and your love life is one of the most difficult things to achieve.Â Though it may seem impossible at times, having a balanced life is possible by managing your time and keeping open lines of communication:
1. Mix business with pleasure: If you’re having a drink with your co-workers after work, invite your partner to come along.Â This can help bring these two very different aspects of your life together in a casual setting.
2. Set time aside: Time management is the key to solving many of lifeâ€™s problems, and it can significantly help balance your love life with your career.
3. Be each otherâ€™s advocates: Support your partner in his or her career and show understanding when he has to spend more time at work than you would like.
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