Meet Shawna, one of our editorial interns here at Bloguettes! Being a journalism student at Arizona State University and an active member of her sorority, she’s the queen of juggling it all. Her bright smile and positive attitude lifts everyone’s spirits when she’s here at the office! So, if you’re looking for a few pointers on how to manage all parts of your life, keep reading!
When you’re constantly on the move with life going full force ahead, it may seem like it’s impossible to fit time in for your family, friends, and even yourself. We all know how stressful it can be to juggle working while also trying to make time for the important people in your life with everyone’s busy schedules. No one has mastered the art of maintaining a perfect work-life balance (If you do, please tell us your secrets!). Although life itself can be overwhelming sometimes, it definitely pays off in the end! Here are some tips for keeping a healthy balance outside of work.
Find a Routine
When you have a routine, it becomes so much easier to just go with the flow. It’s tough to pull yourself out of your comfy bed in the mornings, so set your alarm 30 minutes early to scroll through social media, check emails and do a quick stretch before you’re up and running for the day. Set aside time each day to do something you love, whether it’s working out, listening to music, or enjoying the great outdoors! Taking charge of your mornings will keep you on track for the rest of the day.
"When you have a routine, it becomes so much easier to just go with the flow."
Make Time for Family and Friends
Your friends and family are your backbone in this crazy life. It may seem easy to just pick up the phone and give them a quick ring, but sitting down for lunch makes a big difference! With everyone’s hectic schedules, make sure you plan ahead to catch up with your best friend, go to lunch with your mom, or spend time with your grandparents. Your loved ones will be there with you through your ups and downs, so make sure you show them how much they are appreciated. Connecting over coffee beats technology any day.
Expect the Unexpected
Sometimes, things don’t go exactly as planned. There will be days that completely throw off your routine, and you’ll be tempted to just give up and try again tomorrow. Don’t let that get in the way of getting what you need to get done! Life will get extremely stressful and busy sometimes, but the most rewarding thing is seeing your hard work pay off in the end. Pick yourself up, find a way around the situation, and carry on.
Know What Your Priorities Are
You are your most important priority. Know what your limits are and set boundaries for yourself! Although it feels like there’s never enough hours in a day, trying to fit everything in your schedule will be a recipe for disaster! Sometimes, kicking back after work and reading a book or watching an episode (or three) on Netflix is the answer. Other times, it’s talking a stroll by yourself. Do things that feed your soul and you will be happy!
What are some of your favorite tips for work-life balance? We’d love to hear them in the comments below! While you’re at it, be sure to follow us on Bloglovin‘ to keep up with our latest blog posts!