Work Life Balance Is Important! Tips To Restore It
Life is about balance. Juggling a hectic work and life schedule sometimes leads to overwhelm and exhaustion and with nothing left to fill our own needs and desires.
We all have different schedules, priorities, and abilities but the signs of an out of balance life seem to be the same. Once we recognize these signs, we can work toward establishing a work life balance and happiness. After all, how can you take care of everything else if you can’t even take care of yourself?
Maybe what you need is a little makeover! Recreating yourself is a powerful way to reset your mindset and your life!
Sometimes we are given a sign that it’s time to slow down and make some changes in our life. Intuition or even angel numbers can begin to pop up to get our attention. Are you seeing repeating numbers often? Find out what angel numbers are and the real meaning of 1111, which has been showing up every day for me!
Signs Your Life Is Out Of Balance
You Aren’t Making YOU A Priority
How can you take care of anyone and everything else, if you can’t even take care of yourself? The best thing you can do for you and your family is to make yourself a priority. What matters to you? What would make you happy? What have you done for YOU lately? I’m not suggesting you be selfish, but surely taking a little time and effort for you is not a bad idea! Try a new hobby or spend some time outdoors.
Maybe a nice bubble bath and book is just what you need. Or, maybe you need to work on setting and sticking to personal boundaries. Self care isn’t just bubble baths. Need some more ideas? Check out my self care checklist, spiritual self care ideas and emotional self care tips.
Try taking a self care Sunday just for you.
You’re Not Sleeping Well
You can handle life and make better decisions after a good night’s sleep. Your body and mind need sleep to function properly. If you have a lot on your mind like constant to-do lists, it can be a struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep! Try these sleep tips to help you get a better night’s sleep, naturally! Journaling before bed can also help get whatever is on your mind, off of it! It helps clear you head, sort your thoughts and fall asleep! Here are some great journaling prompts.
You Feel Overwhelmed
Overwhelm leads to mental exhaustion and is a definite sign your life is out of balance. Once you begin to feel overwhelmed, it can seem impossible to get back to balance. But, it’s as easy as taking a few small steps to focus on you. Take some of the pressure of yourself by delighting some tasks to others, and making a little time for you!
You’re Exhausted Mentally And Physically
Are you mentally exhausted? No matter how much you have on your plate, you’ll be able to handle it better once you prioritize how you feel mentally and physically. It might seem like you just don’t have time to focus on YOU.
Finding even 30 minutes a day to journal, practice yoga or simply sit and enjoy some peace and quite will help you tackle your busy schedule more effectively and you’ll feel a whole lot better doing it.
Try these mental self care ideas for stress.
How to find the time?
- Wake up 30 minutes earlier
- Keep track of time and tasks during the day to identify any wasted time you may be able to reallocate
- Assign one or two of your duties to someone else to help free up a little time
You’ve Lost Your Passion
When life gets so busy with everyone else’s lives, it’s easy to lose track of our own self, which is a real tragedy.
While you’re busy taking care of everyone else, who is taking care of you?
Think about how much more fulfilling your life will be when you take a little time to pursue your passion. It can be a hobby, a side hustle or anything that lights you up. Believe me, this is one small thing that can make a huge difference. You’ll be a better mom, role model and partner when you focus on YOU too!
How To Restore Balance In Your Life
Take Time For You– A day off to do what you love to do. Reconnect with yourself. This will help you become more efficient, happier and healthier. Life will seem a lot less overwhelming.
Eat Well. Your body can’t run its best when you’re not fuelling it properly. You have to eat anyway, so ask yourself- are you eating for taste and comfort? Or are you eating to nourish your body? Try focusing on nourishment for the next few weeks, and you’ll notice a difference in energy levels. You’ll be able to be more productive and feel healthier and happier.
Meditate. Meditation quiets your mind and allows you to focus on being completely mindful and present in that moment. When you meditate, even if you find your mind wandering to places that are less than relaxing- like bills and dinner, simply redirect your thoughts. You deserve 20 minutes of peace.
This post on manifestation meditation may help you begin the practice.
Do Something That Makes You Laugh. Be happy! When you feel good, you raise your body’s vibrations and everything around you changes for the better.
Cut Something Out. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, cut something from your schedule. If it can’t be removed completely, give the job to someone else. Could be making dinner one night a week, taking the kids to dance class, or a chore. Taking a little off of your to-do list even if it’s just a simple task, can help take some of the pressure off of you.
Learn To Say No. Don’t put more on your plate than you can handle. It may be tempting to say yes, but is it really worth the stress in the end?
Protect Your Passion. Don’t let your life get so busy that you’ve given up on your passion. It’s not selfish to focus on your passion in life.
Being at a point of imbalance creates incredible difficulty in making change because you exist in a state of feeling as though you have no control… and when you feel dis-empowered, it’s just plain tough to make change. That’s why so many stay in a place of challenge.
The key to life balance? It’s really quite simple: The first step is “knowing” — and you’re already working on that aspect by reading this. The second step is rest and reaction. Take care of yourself, mentally and emotionally and you’ll be able to take care of your life as a whole that much better.