So what happens if you spend 8 hours of your day working, 3 hours taking care of your business, and 4 hours of obligatory chores in the home? Do not be surprised if you will suddenly have sudden outbursts of mood swings, or you will start to feel that you have not been given with enough time. It is also very common that you will lose interest in the things that you do. After all, you are very stressed and so burned out.
To live a well-balanced life is hard work. There are a lot of things that can get you off-course. However, as long as you remain committed and determined to make things work out for you, it would not be long before you start to feel that everything is falling into their right places.
Here are some of the meaningful ways to live a very good life:
1. Take care of yourself. With such a hectic schedule, you will not only be forgetting a lot of your responsibilities, but you will surely be neglecting yourself. There is no more time for exercise, you stop being a conscious eater, and you settle for what you think are more important than occasional fun and leisure. It is very important, though, that you will still learn to nurture yourself, more so when you are growing old. When you feel healthy, you will be more confident to do the things that you want to do. You will be empowered, and that there is no such thing as limits for you. You will feel refreshed and invigorated.
2. Prioritise. You have to let go of the fact that you can do everything all at the same time. If you can just assess each of your activities, you will realise that there are some of them that are really not essential and are even not in line with your set of values or beliefs. As to what should come first will clearly depend upon you, but just to give you a hint, it is best to focus on those that you love to do. If you have passion for them, everything becomes very easy and light. You will always be motivated. Most of all, you know that you do them because you want to not because you need to. You are not driven by money or recognition, which may not even come at all.
3. Plan ahead. Let us make things clear for a moment: planning does not really mean that you will have a very comfortable life. There will be no more issues and problems along the way. However, with proper planning, you will be more prepared for them, and you will never feel scared or insecure. Moreover, planning should not only be on your finances. It should be done in every aspect of your life.
Lastly, stop worrying. In case you do not know, almost all of those that you concerned about are either not happening or not true. Rather, focus your energies on more productive activities.
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