3 Tips for a Better Work/Life Balance

14741683_sAre you running all the time? Do you feel like you’re spinning on a hamster wheel and getting nowhere? Here are 3 tips that may help you get time on your side and give you a better work/life balance:

1. Scheduling

  • Don’t overbook
  • Prioritize – the secret here is – knowing what’s important and what can wait. Be ruthless!
  • Learn to say “no” – you don’t have to agree to everything and everyone – Next time you’re scheduling something, ask yourself – “Is this adding any value for me”?
  • Remember… you can always make more money – but you can never get your time back

2. Organization

  • Finding balance is not just about scheduling, it’s about being realistic of what you can do in a day
  • Outsource time consuming domestic lifestyle tasks ( i.e. Dry cleaning, shopping, laundry, errands)
  • Eliminating clutter and the chaos it causes will give you a gift of 240-288 hours of time every yearPeggy Duncan,  a productivity specialist states.
  • Knowing when to shut things down. Turning off your cell phone and other wireless devices establishes boundaries. By doing this it helps balance your personal and professional time.

3. Your Health

  • This can be the hardest one with everyone’s jammed packed schedules. Be careful that this doesn’t get bumped to the bottom of the list
  • By setting aside 30 minutes each day to go for a walk, meditate or just breathe deeply, it will ultimately help you get more done. Put it in your schedule, PLEASE!
  • Making time for yourself and your health is the biggest and most precious gift you can give yourself.

Don’t assume you have to create big changes to get more balance. Start by taking small steps. You are the only one that can do this for you! We live the life we create.

One of my clients said to me – “Ever since I outsourced my domestic tasks and errands, my life is so much more streamlined“.

Know this… it won’t always be perfect, but do what you can and take the steps to being a better, happier, healthier you!

I’d love your feedback! What kinds of changes have you made to get a better work/life balance?  Don’t forget to leave a link back to your own blog if you have one, via the commentluv feature here on the site.

Until next time,

Kathy

 

 

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