HOW I MAINTAIN MY WORK/LIFE BALANCE
As of right now, I am a full time student and I've got two jobs. I'm currently managing K Ba-Nana's Instagram page as well as an assistant manager there and I've just started at Gressa Skin as an intern on top of attending The Art Institute of Seattle for Fashion Marketing (which has now been shut down) but that's a story for another time.
It's clear that I've got a lot to balance but I've found that works best for me. Again, it's all about dividing up your time efficiently. If you've read my previous posts, especially the ones about productivity then you know that I'm all about dividing up my time. This goes for my work/life balance as well.
Typically, whenever I return home from work or school and I know there are additional things that I need to do for work or any homework, I'll take 30 mins to an hour for myself. During this time I'll find something to eat, watch an episode of something and get my mind off of what I just came from.
If I can, I tend to not do anything at home but that's not always what happens when you're taking a
bunch of online classes but I try to do the best that I can. I make sure to make time for my family and friends. It's important to surround yourself with those who care about you and to take care of yourself because how are you supposed to pour from your cup if it's empty?
Know when you're the most productive. This is especially important if you work from home. Are you a morning person? It's okay if you're not, neither am I. I hate waking up early (but I can do it if I need to) and after I wake up, I need some time to fully get myself awake. Therefore, I find myself the most productive in the afternoon. This is when I'll clean and start working on the list which I will usually build in the mornings mid-grog.
Have a dedicated work space. This may be a home office or a desk at home or even at your work place. It's important to have a distinguished work area that you can separate from others or any distractions in order to be the most productive.
Be realistic with yourself. Don't set yourself up for failure with unreasonable goals and deadlines. This will only stress you out and may discourage you from getting any work done at all. Unless you're someone who thrives under that kind of pressure, then ignore me completely.