Updated: Jan 2
Do any (or all) of the following phrases sound like you?
"There aren't enough hours in the day."
"My anxiety is through the roof."
"Sometimes it's hard to stay focused."
"I'm overwhelmed by my schedule."
"I feel like I'm short-changing my kids."
"I'm all over the place."
"I don't have the energy to do it all."
"I don't have enough time for my relations."
The problem isn't lack of time. The secret to achieving more actually lies in doing less. It's almost a radical thought in our over productive society, which forces the more-is-better philosophy on all of us. The idea of less can seem wild, but it's backed by science. Being out of balance can have significant effects on all aspects of your life.
It's time to create harmony in your life and establish healthy rhythm that's sustainable and feels good to you. Let's start with these 5 tips for balancing home and work life.
Care for yourself
a. You can't go to work or be fully present in life, if you're not taking care of yourself.
b. Allow yourself to be properly compensated for your good work.
c. Build time into your schedule to indulge in things that you love to do that nourish you.
2. Establish good boundaries, at home and at work
a. Set working and non-working hours, and honor your word regarding your schedule.
b. Clearly communicate guidelines for how and when to reach you outside of these hours.
c. Healthy boundaries will improve your quality of life and relationships with others.
3. Batch similar activities together
a. Conserve your energy by limiting the amount of "back and forth" between tasks.
b. Group similar tasks together in time blocks so you can ride the momentum and gain efficiency.
4. Get support from your family and friends
a. Communicate your vision and goals, and include ways they can help.
b. Getting family and friends on board with your vision will help you stay accountable.
5. Create your three (3) year plan to achieve your desired income level
a. A plan with goals and actions will help keep you on track.
b. An action plan with clearly defined and measurable objectives allows you to monitor your progress and make adjustments when necessary.
Which of these are you currently practicing? Are you willing to give one of these tips a try? Leave a comment and let me know which tip has been the most helpful or share your own. If you're ready to delve deeper, you're ready to commit and prioritize your health, let's talk. Click here for Free Health Consultation or book a full session to get started.
I am a Certified Integrative Health and Nutrition coach who's helped many clients define and achieve their health goals, living their healthy and happy lives. I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.