3 approaches that help you find balance in a hectic agenda.
Life and its never-ending responsibilities are generally difficult to manage. Whether you’re a student, employee or both, adulthood will continuously throw curve balls and challenges towards your direction.
Handling them may become overwhelming to say the least, especially when your to-do list looks longer than a Pink Floyd song.
However, through trial and error, we’ve mastered a trick or two when it comes to not falling apart in the face of a packed schedule. Here’s the insightful advice our team members had to offer:
Set your priorities straight.
Sacrifices are part of the journey. As your agenda becomes fuller, your free time becomes more restricted and valuable. This balancing ratio doesn’t really come in hand when making decisions; especially in the face of choosing work over fun, an assignment over seeing a friend etc.
Don’t be afraid to cut out anything that doesn’t add value to your overall end goals.
Look at your daily activities and the people surrounding you. Are they contributing to creating a better version of yourself?
With the right crowd, having the appropriate lifestyle becomes your normal, and you don’t have to spend energy on feeling like you’re going against the flow. That’s your flow.
Making changes that will positively affect you in the long-run isn’t always easy.
Emotions and confusion may complicate matters when you’re deciding on what to prioritize.
However, listen to your gut and moral compass. They already know what needs to be done (whatever might be crossing your mind right now), so just do it.
Take care of your health.
We know, we know. Who even has the time and energy to eat healthily or exercise when work is piling up by the minute?
Here’s an inevitable truth bomb though: When you don’t make your well-being a priority, the consequences to the reckless actions will result in a burn-out. The lack of strength and motivation will affect your productivity and outcome.
Take a break from the hunch on the computer; Start by eating at least one home-cooked meal or buying fruits as snacks during office hours. A 30-minute walk won’t negatively affect your work rate as you fear.
Stay mentally charged as well. Implement small daily routines that make self-care a priority.
Whether that means getting more hours of sleep, keeping your sanity in check, or handling tasks with less pressure.
In this modern world, no one really knows anything.
This is a really broad statement when taking into consideration how much science has evolved in finding definite answers, so let us elaborate.
Everything is shifting, changing, and evolving with you.
People operate and adapt differently. With our generation constantly comparing themselves to “more successful” figures, craving the perfect lifestyle has started to develop toxic tendencies. No one is really certain what they’re doing or what the future holds, so stop trying to mimic other people’s approach.
Similarly to any skill set, balancing life is a learning curve. There will be days where everything will go according to the plan, and others where things will be up in flames.
The more you experience, the less frightening the challenges will appear.
A small bonus: Learn how to celebrate the small victories.
No achievement is insignificant during this growing process. Learn how to celebrate the little joyful moments, that’s how you gain momentum to continue pushing forward. One thing less on your to do list means getting one step closer to the finish line.