There is a lot to be said for finding balance between work and life. In today?s fast paced
environment many find it hard to find the downtime necessary to recharge the batteries.
Stress levels seem to be going up and our ?To Do? lists can become endless.
So what can we do on a day to day basis to set aside some much needed “me time”?
Here are a few suggestions that you may find useful in your quest for a little balance:
1. Build downtime into your schedule.
A little goes a long way – even half an hour a day is a great start.
2. Drop activities that take up too much time or energy.
Delegate or delete the things on the To Do List that are just not a priority.
3. Be strategic when planning errands.
Try to space errands throughout the week. Leaving them all to one day may be
4. Get moving.
Find the time to exercise. Even if all you can do is go for a walk at lunch.
You may be surprised to find that a little fresh air will provide an energy boost for
the balance of the day.
5. A little relaxation goes a long way.
Say “yes” to taking a short coffee/tea break for 10 or 15 minutes.
Whether your at work or home, a quick change of scenery may be all you need to
refocus your thoughts and energy.
Discussing things with friends and family provides perspective and gives us the
chance to share ideas and suggestions for change.
7. Have FUN. A little laughter goes a long way.
I think we all need to be realistic in our quest for finding balance. I for one feel that we have to measure our success not in seconds, minutes or hours but simply how we feel at the end of the day. Every journey begins with that first step and finding work/life balance starts with a little ?me time? throughout the day. Enjoy!
Written by: Trish Tonaj of Phaze2inc.