Do your days seem to be bleeding into one another? Are you always tired and constantly running on empty?
It might be time to take a hard look at how you are managing the hours in your day and if your work / life balance is healthy.
According to Better Up, “Several statistics show that more than 60 percent of U.S. employees feel like their work-life balance is out of whack.”
Don’t rev your engine so much that it burns out. Use these tools ⤵ to keep everything running as smoothly as possible.
All About Time
Sometimes a little structure is all you need. Time blocks are essential in maintaining a solid schedule. Use the hours in the day to your advantage.
Create time blocks in your work schedule for different tasks
Block off time for breaks and lunch
Create time blocks for necessary home to-do’s
Block off time for decompression and relaxation
… and don’t forget to cut it off!
Stick to your time blocks as best as you can. This ensures less stress, overwhelm, and proper time for self-care.
Did you know that, according to Zippia, “While the U.S. federal government doesn’t require companies to provide paid vacation to employees, they typically offer between 5 and 15 days of PTO per year. Yet 55% of employees don’t use all of their PTO.”
That’s over half the population that doesn’t use vacation time!
Take. Time. Off.
Go on that trip, enjoy a stay-cay, heck — pull your kids out of school for a day and go for a bike ride and some ice cream.
Just make sure you are living a little in all the craziness of life.
Have you ever written with a pen that’s running out of ink?
That’s what it’s like to manage all things work and life related without taking care of your basic needs.
Take Care of Your Overall Health.
✓ Eat well
✓ Drink Water
And what is physical care without metal care?
All of this affects you more than you realize. The best version of you is always going to be more productive, happy, and fulfilled than that shadow version of you that is tired, worn out, and overall beat down.
✓ Be silly and have fun
✓ Have meaningful conversations
✓ Be in tune with yourself
✓ Enjoy the little things
If you haven’t laughed at least once today — something needs to change.
Your Own Bubble
Sometimes you need to disconnect to connect.
✓ Turn off the television
✓ Mute your notifications
✓ Switch off your phone
✓ Put away the tablet
It’s good to unplug from technology and find your inner peace. Life is full of distractions and it’s easy to get sucked back into something that you don’t need to worry about at that moment.
Breath and take a look at the world that’s around you.
Be that mom or dad who is too busy checking a work email to notice your kid score a goal at their game.
Let your family demand things of you when you are in your work element working on an important project.
Be so caught up in a project that you don’t take time to go on a hike with your spouse and dogs.
Let people make you feel bad about being a working parent and shame the time you are at your office.
It’s all about creating separation and a healthy balance at home and at work.
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