This is a struggle I am having currently in my life. This thing called “work life balance.” Do I really have such a thing and how do I really achieve it? If you look at it like this, It’s not necessarily real for allot of people. We have jobs, family, school, outside activities that take up at least 16 hours of our day each week. The last time I had anything close to work life balance it was when I worked four 8 hour shifts and had 3 days off each week. That was the most work life balance I have ever had. I really do feel I was at my most happiest state.
Now I am on a mission to achieve that reality and have the balance I am craving. I’m seeking the balance so I can work on my businesses. Working a nine to five is difficult when you are building your dream, but there are ways to manage your time to get more balanced and to feel like a whole person again. So when the next time some one asks how you’re feeling you can honestly say “I’m good thanks”
- Schedule one hour a week to have your me time consistently.
This can be 1 hour a day, reading a book, meditating, praying, taking a bath, taking a walk. making art, talking with a friend. I schedule a energy healing session twice a month. What ever you do you’ll feel rejuvenated and refreshed to keep going.
- Adjust your work schedule.
If you have a flexible schedule at work, see if you can work from home a couple days a week if possible. Get as much as done as you can and prioritize the rest of your day to focus on you or your family.
If you can’t adjust your work schedule, take as many breaks as possible to get outside and get some fresh air. Even a 5 minute break will help you feel refreshed.
- Let things go.
Work and family make us busy enough, if possible skip on the small chores one day and move those chores another day that’s flexible and spend the time you’ve created with yourself and with loved ones.
- Make the time.
If you think there is absolutely no time within your schedule to take a break for yourself. I challenge you to find the time, whether it’s an 1/2 hour after your family goes to bed or 1 hour before everyone wakes up. Create the time by moving your schedule around.
- Take a break from social media.
Now I’m not saying give it up, but just take a break from it. The time you spend on social media could be allot more than you might think! There was a time that I took a 6 month hiatus from all social media, it was hard at first but I it was the mental break I needed. Try a day or two break it to start.
Where ever you find your time, make it count. The time you have is valuable for self care. We all have to work but make the most of how you care for your well being. I’m going to continue to strive for work life balance. Family is very important to me and I want to make sure my legacy remains in their memories that I was there for them
How do you balance your work and life? Share your ideas, Leave a comment below!
Last note, I love audio books. And these days reading for me is listening to an audio book on the way to work. My next listen will be this book called:
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