Life is about balance.
Sometimes juggling everything we need in life can be damn near impossible. With work, children, housework, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and trying to maintain our social life, it’s easy to feel more than slightly overwhelmed. I must admit that I am not always the best at maintaining a balanced lifestyle, but I am learning.
I have four main habits that help me maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Firstly, I organise. I have lists everywhere! I write a list for everything. Going to the beach, I write a list. Going on a picnic, that’s a list. Going for a night out, time for a list. Writing lists helps me figure out the things I need to do and gives me a chance to prioritise them. Instead of trying to keep everything in my head and hoping that I don’t forget, I have them written down. It has helped me more than I can even say.
Secondly, I have a calendar. It is a very basic calendar. But it has everything on it. School dates, social outings, bills that need to be paid, absolutely everything. I have it hung up in my kitchen and look at it every morning when I get up. This sets me up for the day and I know what needs to be done and who needs to be where.
I also carry a planner with me. In this planner I have detailed plans for each day, I have a basic to do list and I also put any bills in that need to be paid. I check it through the day and cross out each task as I finish it. Not only do I feel a sense of achievement when everything is crossed off, but I never (or at least very rarely) forget to do what I need to do.
Finally, at the end of the day, I go through my list, my planner and my calendar and make sure it’s all done.
All these things help me keep my life in order and I have found that it saves me time and allows me to fit in a workout or a coffee with friends more regularly. I am able to put these into my day. It can be so difficult to keep everything balanced, but once you find a way that works for you, you will love the way your life just flows (most of the time). Let me know in the comments what you do to keep your life in check! I love hearing tips and tricks from you guys.