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5 Tips For Better Work/Personal Life Balance

If there’s one mystery in life that most women would love to solve, it’s having a better work/personal life balance. This is especially true for those of you that own your own business. And though it may seem elusive, I believe it is possible to achieve. Here are some quick tips for walking the line between your job and home life with a little more clarity and balance.

Set Realistic Goals

When stress is at its peak and you can’t quite see things clearly anymore, it’s imperative to know what you want. Simply having goals in life can help you steer clear of pitfalls and even bring a new sense of confidence and joy when you actually meet them. Goas can also be building blocks for each area of your life and help you keep them separate.

Choose Priorities

Do you ever get sidetracked by little things that really aren’t a priority? Well, I do…constantly! I’m not sure why this happens, but I know it’s a little destructive to a plan. It’s important to make a priority list (and actually look at it). This list is your guide to staying on track with tasks that really make a difference. If things need to be switched around, you can always make any appropriate changes as you go.

Have Boundaries

Being able to build and preserve boundaries is another crucial step for balanced living. If you have a giving/serving character, this can get difficult at times. Saying “no” is the last thing you want to do, but it could be sabotaging your efforts to live a balanced life. The first thing to do is be clear about exactly where your limits are as far as time, energy, money, etc. Once you establish these parameters, you can more easily let others know what you can and cannot do.

Have Good Self-Care Habits

Make sure to take good care of yourself every day. Taking time to rest and relax will do wonders for your mental health and go a long way to helping you stay balanced. Experiment with various methods to discover what works for you. Simple things like soaking in a bath, reading a book, or finding a website that offers CBD products that match your needs and lifestyle. Any or all of these stress relievers can benefit you as you strive for a happier and more balanced life.

Get Some Help

Though it can be challenging to ask for help, especially when you are over-stressed, it’s a way to stop the bleeding, so to speak. Even getting assistance with small things at home or at work could literally transform your life. I recommend doing this on a trial basis, at first, so you can see what would help the most. Remember, you don’t have to do everything yourself!

It’s important to remember that balance looks different for everyone. It might be simply shifting things around, or it could entail a major life overhaul. The most important thing is to make a plan and work toward it consistently.

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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