Its the most wonderful time…of the year! Combined with the BUSIEST time of the year! Between shopping, working, taking care of the family, getting to the gym, holiday parties, cleaning, laundry and trying to find time for you — this is probably the BUSIEST time of the year.
It makes it even harder for you to find a BALANCE in your life between everything going on….
Not only is finding a balance in your life important to make sure you get everything done — but its important in order to keep you sane and focused.
Finding balance in your life is not easy — if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter — you will often see my posts about trying to find the balance between it all and making sure that somewhere in there you find some time for YOU.
I haven’t found the cure yet…I’m still working on finding the balance in my life — but I have found a few things that are helping me get there…
So, since I know I’m not the only one struggling with this I thought I would put it in a quick post to share with all — in hopes that it might help all involved!
Tips for Finding Balance in Your Life
Tip #1 — Know Your Goals
I now have my goals written down on a piece of paper that I have by my computer and on my phone (the two places I look at the most). Knowing what you are working towards can help you make decisions that will get you to where you want to be.
Having my goals written down holds me more accountable for them than just having them in my head. Not to mention the fact it keeps me focused — if its my only day to write on my blog and I’ve been on Twitter for more than 1/2 an hour — its time to get off and get working.
It may seem simple — but if you know where you are going its going to be easier to get there.
Tip #2 — Organize, Organize, Organize Your Life
Well — I’m still working on this one. I haven’t completely mastered it, but I have to say that I’ve started organizing EVERYTHING — from my meals for the week to my outfits for the week.
Knowing those two simple things alleviates a lot of pressure every morning and it helps me to get moving in the morning. Giving me 5 or 10 extra minutes to do something else I need to do to move me forwards in my life.
Being organized also helps me know where everything is, while giving me a piece of mind.
Tip #3 — Plan and STICK to the Plan
No you can’t plan everything. However, if you can plan your day ahead of time or how you are going to spend your time it will help you get more time for YOU.
If you want to go to the gym after work or if you need to go shopping but you have paperwork to finish — give yourself a goal time to get out of work — try to get the paperwork done by x time so you get to the gym or go to the mall or do whatever you need to do — no excuses.
This planning and sticking to it — giving yourself time constraints not only helps you organize your life, but helps you find a balance in that you aren’t spending TOO much time on any one given thing.
Like I said, I’m still working on finding the balance in my life — its especially harder to do during the Holidays — but I’m taking baby steps to get there. One day at a time — I try to organize myself and plan my days — allowing me to find the time for me in each day — find the time for the things I love versus the things I don’t love as much.
I’d love to know if you have any tips or tricks that you have been using to help you balance your life and time….please feel free to share them below! I promise to share mine as I learn more and more each day!
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