Balance

Work-life balance is something that is very challenging to achieve.  Many wise people have told me that there’s no perfect balance.  The best we can do is aim for a healthy combination that works for us.

With that being said, here are some hacks that I have found over the years to keep balanced.

Exercise: Get up and move!  No matter how you do it.  Some people prefer organized sports, while others are content lifting weights alone.  Personally, I like a quiet individual yoga practice and a run in the park.

Sleep: Get the amount that you need.  Some people thrive on 8 hours while others can function with as little as 4 hours.  However, don’t stress too much if you’re not hitting your ideal sleep amount every night.

Work at work: There’s a saying, “Work hard and play hard.”  When at work, of course we need to focus on our tasks at hand.  This is the best way to ensure that we perform well on our goals.  Then, when we enter our home it is ideal to forget about work and focus on our self-care and our families.

“I can choose when to work and when to play.”

Meditation or Prayer: When facing stress in the workplace it can be helpful to repeat mantras or prayers.  This can be done quietly without anyone realizing it.  Or it can be done during a lunch break.  One of my favorite prayers has always been the Serenity Prayer.

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Thank you, Aunt Carole for this bookmark.  Available from Salesian Missions.

When all else fails, do your best!

 

Take care and be well.

Lauren

 

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