Do you struggle managing work and life events at the same time? It’s hard and can get overwhelming real quick.
I went to school full-time, worked full-time, and had several side hustles. On top of that, I was building this blog. The key to it all was finding ways to create more balance. The tips in this article really help and were a big factor in completing my goals and moving toward my dream life. You can do it, too.
Below are ten tips for a better work-life balance.
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1. Create a schedule.
The very first thing you should do is to create a schedule of what you do each day, each week, or whatever timeframe you are comfortable using.
By having a schedule, you know exactly what needs to be done, what your time frame is, and so on.
This can be a great motivator so that you stay on schedule.
2. Time management hacks
Creating good time management practices doesn’t mean filling your day with more tasks, but instead limiting what you do to certain things to simplify your life.
Instead of working hard, you can work smarter.
Here are tips for better time management:
- time blocking
- creating a calendar ahead of time of your day, week, and month
- answer emails only once a day
- use social media only at night for a limited amount of time
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4. Eliminate wasted time.
Many waste time throughout the day without even realizing it.
You may waste time by not running errands in an efficient matter, spending time on hold on the phone, multitasking when you are not very good at doing so, and so on.
By eliminating these time-wasters out of your life, you are likely to gain valuable time back into your day and week.
5. Lower the amount of time you spend on social media.
Many spend too much time on social media. Just think about it – How much time do you spend on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and countless others each day?
This could be time better spent working or with friends and family members.
6. Watch less TV.
The average person spends around 35 hours a week watching TV.
Just think about how much time could be spent on other tasks in a person’s life if the TV were eliminated entirely or even just cut in half!
7. Hire help.
There are many tasks you could hire help for including:
- House cleaning
- Errands such as grocery shopping, dry cleaning, etc.
8. Everything doesn’t need to be perfect.
If you find that you are wasting a lot of time o perfecting every little task you complete, you may be wasting a decent amount of time.
Being perfect is usually not possible, so do not waste your time trying to achieve something that is not realistic.
9. Say no.
Saying yes to every task that comes your way could be hurting your work-life balance in the long run.
If you do not have time for everything, you may want to start debating whether or not some tasks are worthwhile to you or if you might be better rejecting them.
10. Have fun.
Earlier, I mentioned that you should schedule in time for fun, but that’s not enough right now. You should actually still have fun and enjoy the life you are living.
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