For most of us, multi-tasking has become the norm. Having a “side hustle” is becoming much more common as people seek to fill their schedules up. However, with more and more responsibility comes a greater difficulty to find time for “other things”, aka we tend to create an imbalance in our lives without sometimes even realizing it. And the first thing to suffer is usually our personal life and/or our health.
How can we find a good balance between our work, personal and professional life when our engine always seems to be running on empty (or caffeine)? Because whether you think you do or don’t, we all need balance in our lives!
How can you expect to perform at your best, for many years to come if your work is all-consuming? How will you ensure that you are healthy enough to perform at your BEST, each and every day? It’s almost impossible if you don’t leave time for things outside of WORK.
Sound familiar? We hear you!
Here are some tips that will help you create more balance in your life without feeling like you have to give up something you enjoy:
Identify what your priorities are
Set realistic goals & constantly re-evaluate
Schedule your day (google calendar) … even “you time”
Don’t be afraid to say no … too much can be detrimental
Take it one day at a time
Set the expectation
Ask for help
Being busy does not mean that your health and fitness have to suffer! To live long, healthy and prosperous lives we should all strive to prioritize exercise, proper nutrition, movement and education. While we need our jobs to support the other things we want to do, our jobs should not be all-consuming. While everyone's work-life balance will be different, we all should strive to improve our own so that we can be the most productive and happy co-worker/boss/friend/partner.
Because that is what life is all about :)
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