In a world where your work can follow you anywhere, finding balance is becoming increasingly more difficult.
A moderate amount of stress improves our efficiency and our mental sharpness. But how do you know when your everyday juggling act #thejuggleisreal 😪 has stopped being a motivating challenge and started being harmful to your health?
Here are some signs:
🔹 You feel like you’ve lost control of your life
🔹 You often feel guilty about neglecting your different roles
🔹 You frequently find it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand
🔹 You’re always tired
Finding the perfect balance between work and leisure can be hard, but it’s definitely possible. You don’t want to slack off at work, but you also don’t want to push your family and home life to the side.
Here are some #tips to help you bring yourself into balance.
🔸 Schedule brief breaks for yourself throughout the day. Your productivity and effectiveness will increase if you take even a ten-minute break every two hours and overall, you will get more accomplished.
🔸 At the end of each day, set your priorities for the following day. Be realistic about what you can achieve in the time you have available.
🔸 Only respond to email once or twice a day. Then, shut off your email program to avoid being distracted as messages come in.
🔸 Make a distinction between work and the rest of your life. Protect your private time by turning off electronic communications. Don’t be available 24/7.
🔸Create a buffer between work and home. After work, take a brief walk, do a crossword puzzle, or listen to some music before beginning the evening’s routine.
🔸Decide what chores can be shared or let go. Determine which household chores are critical and which can be done by someone else. Let the rest go.
🔸 Exercise. Even if it’s only for 15 minutes at a time, you’ll feel more energized and refreshed.
🔸 Create and implement a household budget. Start by setting aside some money from each pay cheque for the future.
In Your Community
🔸 Make choices. Social, community and volunteer obligations pull us in many directions. Choose the ones that are most fulfilling and learn to say “no” to the rest.
In short, balance is the way to an impactful, durable and interesting life.
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