Of all the things people struggle with the most, finding balance is at the top of the list. It seems difficult to focus on multiple areas of your life at once, where you are just about work or just about family or just about your health. But it is very possible to achieve a healthy balance which will make you feel more fulfilled.
Have Set Work Hours, Even if You Work From Home
No matter what your job is and where you work, you should haves et work hours. This means if you work outside the home, you don’t leave the office with work on the mind. And most importantly, if you work out of your home, you have a time of day when you close your computer and stop working.
You need to have a time of the day when you are done for the day, and it shouldn’t just be when you’re sleeping. Try to set work hours for yourself, regardless of what you do and where you work. Set an alarm on your phone, and close your computer to enjoy your life with your family and friends once you “clock out”.
Set Healthy Boundaries at Home and at Work
Setting healthy boundaries isn’t easy to do since it often means telling people no or having limits for what you are able to do, but it is really important for balance in your life. Boundaries are simply a way to have limits for yourself or others. This can be in the form of saying no when someone asks you to go out on a night when you are tired and know you need to stay in.
Maybe you have boundaries in the workplace if someone is expecting you to do more than what you are able to handle on your own. In your personal life, boundaries can be with what you do for others, what you have time for, or how much energy you have. They change and shift as your schedule does.
Get Rid of the Unnecessary Restrictions
Do you feel like in order to reach certain goals, you have an all-or-nothing mentality that causes a lot of restrictions? This could be taking away from having proper balance in your life, where you don’t have room to enjoy yourself and be happy!
If you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle, but have found you get overly restrictive with your food where your list of foods you can’t have is longer than the list of foods you can have, it is getting in the way of being properly balanced.
Have a Planned Social Day Every Week
Even the busiest person should have time in their schedule for a social life. This can be something as simple as a dinner out every Friday night with your significant other, a family day on the weekend, or brunch with your girlfriends. Just make sure you schedule this time with your loved ones.