Sunday Tea Break: How To Manage Busy Schedules – Balance Your Lifestyle

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Hello sweet readers,

Thank you for stopping by (again) on my blog! Today’s Sunday Tea Break day, and I’ll be talking about how you can manage busy schedules in your life. During this century life’s become very hectic because we are all having families, working hard, studying extra and doing some traveling in between that time as well. It’s a lot. So how can we keep our heads cool? Let’s grab that cup of coffee and enjoy this read.

I have a couple of tips ready for you about how you can manage your busy schedule. Whether it’s work demanding a lot of time, or kids requiring a lot of care, it’s important to organize effectively and not forgetting to take some time off for yourself as well. These tips will help you out.

TIP 1: ORGANIZE AND MAKE UP A PLAN

Organizing activities can really bring peace in your mind when you’re stressed out. Make up to do lists and make priorities. Things that are not urgent, you can do tomorrow. You don’t need to do everything in one day. You’re only human. So organize the things you need to do and rate them from very-important to not-so-important. Think about your activities before you start doing them: is there a way you can win some time? Maybe if you do things differently with your daily tasks, you can have some extra time with the kids for example.

TIP 2: RESERVE ONE NIGHT FOR YOURSELF

With all the to do’s and must not forget’s you’d forget to actually think about yourself for a while. When making up your weekly plan, you can reserve some time for yourself as well. Have a relaxing bath, charge your batteries. You can only function properly if you take care of your energy level. Relaxing time is also important, if not equally important, as being productive. Especially if you’re having a very busy period at work, you really need to have a night on which you can think of nothing expect for doing things you like (reading a book, watching Netflix, doing some yoga, etc.).

TIP 3: EAT HEALTHY AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

When you’re having a busy schedule, you need to be aware of what you eat. Eating a lot of sugar might cause more harm to your energy level than you think. It’s very tempting to eat unhealthy when you’re having a workaholic period. Most people don’t even have time to eat. But if you prepare some meals beforehand, like healthy fruit and veggie salads, then you’ll feel a lot better. Don’t forget to take care of yourself!

TIP 4: DON’T EXPECT THAT YOU CAN RULE THE WORLD

You’re not superwoman. No woman is. We can’t do everything perfectly (it’s a good reminder for me as well): don’t expect that you can rule the world. When the stress is on, don’t let it absorb you completely. You’re only doing as much as you can possibly do. One task at a time. If you’re going to mix tasks, you’re not gonna do them properly. So take the time you need, it’s okay not to be able to do everything you’re supposed to do. That’s why you need to be efficient and work with priorities.

TIP 5: ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT

I’ve always thought that asking help was a sign of weakness, I’ve always found it very difficult to do so. But I have learned that it’s sometimes better to put your pride aside and admit that you can’t do everything by yourself. Asking a bit of help might result in having a bit more free time, which is needed as well. So ask your partner to do the dishes instead of you. Ask your collegue to do a task you’re not getting to. It’s okay. You’re trying the best you can.

What you can conclude out of these tips, is that you don’t need to be harsh on yourself. Like I mentioned, you’re doing the best you can. That’s what you need to keep in mind. People are not perfect and time is our biggest enemy of all. But having high expectations of yourself might cause burnouts and stress problems – and that’s doesn’t do any good, right? Respect your limits. And if work is killing you, talk to your boss. It’s a hectic time, society is having such high demands, but that doesn’t mean that you need to neglect yourself. You are worthy of me time just like anyone else!

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2 gedachten over “Sunday Tea Break: How To Manage Busy Schedules – Balance Your Lifestyle

  1. What a pleasure was reading such an interesting post !
    In my current daily life I am experimenting some difficult in getting organised and cut out some time for myself.
    I was known to be so maniacally organised that I had some time for myself almost daily. But then… my toddler pointed her nose and my scheduling skills became a mess. I went through that kind-of-frustration feeling when I had to admit I am no Wonder Woman.
    Trying to be the faultless employee, the perfect partner, the outstanding mother, the wonderful home cook, the uncompromising working out girl…was simply not possible.
    What helped me a lot was changing my point of view : I am now aiming the best..I can do, with what I have, in the time and place I am. And if I don’t succeed to the top, I quite feel satisfied anyway because I know I could have done any better. πŸ™‚

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    1. That’s such a great comment to read! πŸ™‚ It is good that you changed your point of view, because it is indeed impossible to do everything perfectly… We’re not robots, but sometimes it’s frustrating because we somehow expect of ourselves to do everything within a certain time and without any faults. Thank you for your comment sweetie, and I’m sure you’ll manage to do everything just fine! Selfcare is also very important πŸ˜‰

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