As the year progresses on and we near that 1st quarter mark, it's a good time to reassess and plan for what's coming up.
It's easy to fall into autopilot mode and just stick to a routine. So how do we break out of that mold? What are the simplest yet still highly effective ways to change things up? And just as pressing, how do we prevent burnout and stress?
I tend to fluctuate between having a busy, flowing schedule to staying in and relaxing at home all the time. Sometimes I'm up for going out and sometimes I'm not. It really all depends. And I think that's normal.
One of the best sayings that I ever heard was "Find three hobbies that you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative."
It may seem simple enough but many people tend to push that aside and get stuck in a mentality to just get through it all.
It has become a personal goal to make sure I adhere to this method of thinking and being.
This lifestyle change will take work but it's not impossible to change your mindset on your day-to-day life. You will find that after applying this change and stick it out, life becomes a whole different ballgame. You're not just pushing to make it through the work week, you're not starved for time off, and you're not exhausted when you do have time off.
Get yourself out of that shell and that way of thinking and remember that you have access to a lot more opportunities than most of the world. Practice gratitude and appreciate what you have. Stay present. Never stop learning.
And if you haven’t found hobbies that you can consistently enjoy then go out and find some! It’s a great time to try new things. Seriously. You’re not getting any younger. The youngest you will ever be is right now. And if that doesn’t scare the crap out of you like it did for me then I don’t know what to tell you.
It’s also key to understand why this is important to maintain. It all adds up to a nice and healthy work/life balance. Trust me, I’ve found out more times than I can count that you can’t always take the easy way out. It’s crucial to stay healthy and active, treat your body and mind with great care, and that it all takes consistent practice. You’ll fall off the wagon plenty, I do all the time. But it’s doubly important to acknowledge that and get yourself back on track.
I know if I go more than a week without a yoga class, I start to lose it. Meaning, I stress out much easier, burn out faster, feel less engaged, and don’t sleep as well. So I make sure it is a priority on my schedule to get in there, even if I’m tired or sluggish.
What are some ways you like to maintain a healthy work/life balance?
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Until next time,