If you’re finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you’re not alone. The challenges of the modern workplace have forced us to work longer hours at the office and sometimes put in even more hours when we’re at home.
Here are some ways to bring a little more balance to your daily routine:
Build downtime into your schedule.
When you plan your week, make a point to schedule time with family and friends, as well as some activities that will help you recharge. If you have something to look forward to you’ll have extra incentive to manage your time well so you don’t have to cancel.
Drop activities that drain your time or energy.
Limit the time you spend on the web and social media sites. These things just waste time and don’t add anything to your workday.
Rethink your weekly chores.
Could you order your groceries online and have them delivered?Maybe fill your petrol tank on the same day every week. Put an hour aside every day for all your telephone correspondence- and stick to it.
It’s hard to make time for exercise when you have a jam-packed schedule, but it may ultimately help you get more done by boosting your energy levels and ability to concentrate.
Make some time for yourself
Don’t assume that you need to make big changes to bring more balance to your life. Start with something realistic, like leaving the office earlier 1 night per week.
Even during a hectic day, you can take 10 or 15 minutes to do something that will recharge your batteries. Go for a walk or listen to some music. Every little bit helps.