HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE WORK/LIFE BALANCE?
Figuring out how to maintain a work/life balance isn’t easy. However, it is an absolute necessity – both for your sanity and for the sanity of those around you.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Jess, last time I checked you didn’t have a full-time job.” If you’re new around here or need to play catch up, take a peek at this post. It’s true, I’ve spent the past two months poring over what to do next and how I see my life taking shape and to be honest, I’m still not there yet.
But rest assured, I’ve been working pretty consistently since I was 15 years old. Fourteen, if you count the one day gig I held at family friend’s Chinese restaurant (until I realized that I couldn’t pronounce anything on the menu and manning the phone lines sent me into full on panic mode).
Let’s rewind two months, back when I really had my shit together. I had a job, posted to this blog consistently, kept a solid workout regimen and maintained relationships with relative ease – #humblebrag. It wasn’t until I lost my job that chaos ensued and my steadfast routine went out the window.
Get my two cents on how to keep it together when it comes to work and life below.
- Don’t skip the sweat sessions. Even though you may feel overwhelmed by your mile-long to-do list and can’t possibly fathom adding one more thing to the mix, your mind and body will thank you. I can attest that I sleep better, think better and am generally a more pleasant person when I’m staying active. Clear focus = productivity, but you knew that already.
- Just say no. My work never, ever came home with me. I realize this might not be realistic for some industries, but that doesn’t mean you can’t set boundaries. Make it known when you will be available outside of office hours and set expectations for others you may be working with.
- Find something you truly enjoy doing and make it your work. Work will feel less like work if you’re doing something that fills you with passion. If you catch yourself checking emails after dinner and it doesn’t turn your mood upside down, you’ve more than likely found the golden ticket.
WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WORK/LIFE BALANCE?
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