When you are trying to look for more balance in your life, begin to think of life as a series of sprints rather than a marathon. This allows you to push during crunch times followed by rest or play. The downtime is seen as necessary for your body and brain to process the information and prepare for your next task.
Once you realize you can pace yourself, one or more of the following 5 tips can help you bring more balance into your lfe.
Focus on 3 outcomes you want for the day. This includes how you want to feel and what you want to accomplish.
Plan to schedule 60-75 percent of your day for tasks. Leave at least 25-40 percent for “other.”
Think of your day as having 3 types of time: focus (uninterrupted); flexible (you can handle some interruptions); and free time (no work). Schedule your activities accordingly.
Limit your “to-do” list to the two or three things that are most important for that day based on the outcomes you want, what is urgent, and what is important to you.
Take care of yourself physically: make healthy food choices, exercise and get plenty of sleep.
When you know what is important to you and your strengths, you will be more engaged in what you are doing and more effective. Even ten to fifteen minutes of exercise and/or meditation can release tension that builds up during the day and be recharging.
Hopefully, choosing to do some of these tips will bring more balance to your life, be renewing, increase your energy, and help you focus when it is necessary.
What do you do to help create balance in your life?
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