It has not been easy for me to try and maintain a work-life balance. The weeks fly by. The two days I am off on the weekend are filled with trying to take care of my living space, spend time with my family, and maintain my social life. Now that I am in London, I am living in a different time zone than my friends and family. I rarely have time to connect with the people I love while juggling my busy schedule. I am still not the best at balancing everything, but here are a few things I try to do to stay on top of dealing with juggling everything
- Put Things Off
Some things just do not get done. There are only so many hours in the day. I used to feel bad about not completing tasks, but I had to give myself grace when I realized I could not finish every task every day. Being a mother, some days can seem as though you are responsible for so much and you cannot drop the ball on anything. Drop the ball when you need to.
- Ask For Help
I let my husband know when I need a break. I let my boss know when I need to step away from work. I try not to step away, but personal things happen in life that causes us not to be able to focus. Any time I think that someone can help me to take a mental break I ask. The worst they can say is no, but it does not hurt to ask. I used to think that for things to be done I had to do everything, but delegating is now my friend.
- Do Something You Love
I love singing, writing, and helping others if I can. When I take time to work on my passions, it makes my workday go by so much faster. It helps me feel like I am pouring into my own cup and not just giving my energy and time to the betterment of everything else.
I am still learning as I go. I now know that it is vital for your health and happiness that you do things like go home when your workday is over from time to time. Take a break from What stresses you, even if it is just for a short while. Giving yourself a time out when you’re able to can help you concentrate on whatever you are doing and not feel over.
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