Five Easy Ways to Improve work-life balance I wish I had known earlier

Five Easy Ways to Improve work-life balance

I wish I had known earlier.

Dear reader,

 

When was the last time you’ve had an amazing day? Waking up early, doing sport and having breakfast, finishing all important tasks until lunch, finishing your work on time, and having a great dinner with your family – and still have enough time for yourself to enjoy the rest of the day?

If you don’t have an amazing day every day, if you feel trapped in your work – and you never have enough time for yourself, then this article is for you.

Feeling exhausted, binge-watching Netflix with a huge bag of popcorn, scrolling on Tik Tok for hours might be one of the biggest problems our generation is facing when it comes to work-life balance.

We procrastinate, we work to recover the wasted time, then we forget to recharge our batteries. Other times we work for so long – we forget that we cannot be productive for hours.

There are multiple ways to overcome procrastination, improve time management and find the perfect work-life balance. During my career, I found 5 easy ways that work for me. Check them out!


#1. Move on

We tend to complain a lot, to blame ourselves for procrastinating or even when in a difficult situation – to ask ourselves why it happened to us.

Well, if you want to start having a better work-life balance, move on! Stop feeling sorry for yourself, accept that the wasted time can not get back and get on track.


#2. Don’t just plan, write it down

According to numerous Neuroscience studies, it has been shown that people who write in the evening or morning the tasks that they are going to be performing that day, or what they will be eating, what exercise they will be doing, have better results.

The more details they put down, the easier it will be to stick to the tasks. So grab a pen and start writing down!

After writing daily plans down, manage your time smart. Look out on the internet and find something that helps you. It can be a Pomodoro or the way your desk is organized.

What I’m trying to say is, find what suits you best and how you can work smarter and efficiently.


#3. Don’t forget your end goal

A nice tip when scheduling your day is to take into consideration your daily goals, monthly goals, and long-term goals. It’s important to know the end goal – this way, you can incorporate in your daily tasks small items that are getting you one step closer to the end goal.

It can be something like reading 30 pages before sleep, drawing, or even studying cryptocurrencies. What’s important is to keep it going!


#4. Use the power of questioning

It’s not just about time management. It’s also about how we feel and the level of our willpower. If our willpower is depleted, we lose our focus. If we lose our focus, our willpower might be as well forever gone!

So next time, instead of focusing on the wrong stuff with a negative vibe and asking yourself, “Why me? How can this happen? How did I end up here?”, ask yourself, “How can I make the best of it?”

If you are having a bad day and you don’t feel like finishing your tasks or going to the gym, change your state of mind and ask yourself: “What are you really happy about right now in your life?” By asking the right questions, we can change our feelings and switch our mindset.

Some of the best questions that give us great answers are: How can I make the best of it? How can I turn this around and make the situation perfect?


#5. It’s tea time

Take breaks. Take breaks from work, take breaks from family. Take breaks from friends. Take control over your life and start taking care of yourself!

Spend at least half an hour daily meditating. Start small if needed. 10 minutes of meditation will give you back the time you’ve used to procrastinate.


If you’ve reached the last step of this article, it’s time to take action! Otherwise, you’ve been procrastinating while reading an article.

Start investing in yourself, don’t allow yourself to reach burnout, plan your days, use powerful questions, discover your goals, and don’t forget to take a daily tea break!


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