The Incredible Strategy That Will Help You Balance Everything

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Sometimes you need a killer strategy to get back on track. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and find yourself making mistakes because your brain is elsewhere, don’t worry, you just need more balance!

When you live a balanced life, your happiness and wellbeing skyrockets because you’ll know that you have everything under control and that your mind is clear enough to deal with everything the day throws at you! If you find yourself feeling off-balance, consider these strategies to get yourself back together:

Step one: Take time off

When life gets a little too overwhelming, that’s when you know that you have to step back from the situation. It could mean taking a day off and staying at home to recuperate or booking a holiday and going wireless for a week. If you’re not the kinda gal to take a day off, we feel you. Book yourself a vacation. Like now. Even if it’s just to go visit family, the time away is invaluable. If we keep pushing ourselves to keep working, we will eventually go off-balance which can disrupt our health (both physical and mental) in the long run. If you’re pressed for time, then use a weekend to do absolutely nothing.

Step two: Start to build your ideal day

Once you’re well rested, take some time to write down the way you’d like to handle your tasks better. Whether it’s coming up with a morning routine or scheduling your social life, imagine how you’d like your ideal day to be and then plot it down so that it’s visible and that you’re able to follow the plan. I always think that everything that doesn’t make the cut in your ‘dream day’ might as well be cut or changed. For example, if you’re dreaming of a life without going to work, you need to change your mindset and find out why you’re not satisfied with the job you’ve got!

Step three: Cut the crap

This could mean saying no to others when you have your hands full. Prioritize self-care and you will find yourself feeling more balanced and able to handle the pressure that comes with juggling work and life. Also, cut the negative self-talk that pressures you to be perfect or to do better when you’re clearly giving your best. Sometimes, silencing the negative voice in our head is the first step to cutting unnecessary drama in our life.

Step four: Push yourself!

Now that you have your mind and body renewed, take some time to set new goals for yourself. It’s easy to lose track of our original goals and the things we want to do. That’s why the process of starting all over again helps us feel like we have hit the reset button! Put these new goals in a place where you can see them and start acting on it. Even if you have a huge goal, just break it down into more manageable steps! You got this, girl!



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  • daphne siy

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Natalie Redman

    Taking time off is such a good point!

  • Becca

    Yaaaas! I think making a schedule is such a good idea. I’m trying to get this in place for my evenings after work now, so I have as good a balance I can between being productive and having chill time.

    Becca x

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    I take time off but then it never feels enough. How do I combat laziness? And negativity?