Just recently I’ve felt more organised than ever, and if I wasn’t then my life would be a complete mess. I’m currently in third year at University, so I’m mid dissertation and soon to finish. On top of that I work part time everyday during the week and daily blog. That’s just three of the things I have to keep up with. It can be quite stressful and of course very time consuming, but there are ways around balancing it all.
Life balance is a tough one. Everyday activities such as exercise, getting ready and eating are all time consuming enough, but it has to all be done. I love lying my head down at night knowing I’ve achieved everything I needed to, otherwise I don’t get a great sleep and then the following day is set for disaster.
Todo lists are my thing and it is one of the most satisfying things to tick everything off and take some down time in the evening. In with all this stuff I have to get done, I absolutely love going to the gym (that’s something I never thought I’d say!). It’s the one thing I know helps keep me motivated. I now go regularly, usually around 4-6 times a week and I think that’s what keeps me going. As well as the gym, eating healthier means I’ve changed my lifestyle and it’s kept me on my toes and gives me more energy. I’m not saying exercise is the only option, but having a productive hobby is what I’m saying helps. If like me you’re juggling many things at once, it’s important to balance it all with doing things you love. If that means taking time to sit down and read, or even go for a walk or having a soak in the tub, then so be it. You need that down time for all the times you’re up and running around.
Another thing, never push yourself to do more than you can manage. I used to do this a heck of a lot and is what sends you into that mind of not being motivated. If you have a lot of things on your plate, prioritise certain things as there’s only so much one human can manage.
Life balance and being able to manage it is all about making time for the things you love doing. It keeps you occupied and then you when it comes to do the boring bits, such as work, then it doesn’t seem so bad. It’s a reason I took up daily blogging, I know it means more work but I actually enjoy it and class it as ‘me time’. It also gets my creative flow going for University work and thinking about my future.
Work at your own pace and do little things for yourself, that’s what balance is all about.
What do you do to keep your life in check?