Five Tips for Achieving a Work/Life Balance

I think the biggest thing about adjusting to the postgrad world is finding a way to balance work and your personal life. You have a new set of responsibilities, but you’re still young and want to have fun.

For me, blogging can sometimes feel like another job (in a good way). I can spend a few hours blogging when I come home at night, between writing posts, planning and scheduling social media posts, and reading and commenting on other blogs. And then there’s making time for fitness, friends, and breathing. Lol.

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But, there are a few things I have learned in the month that I’ve been working. And I hope that these tips can help you find a balance in your life, whether it’s work, school, sports, hobbies, or whatever.

1. Make time for fitness.

I’ve come to learn that taking care of your body has to be a priority. Simply put, you have to make time for fitness, and eat right. Yes, enjoy the french fries, and skip a workout when you just need a day off, but good health makes you better in other aspects of your life.

2. Schedule.

For me, this is especially applicable to blogging. I schedule content ahead of time. This way, I don’t feel like I have to rush home to accomplish a whole week’s worth of blogging.

3. Unplug.

An hour before bed, get off the computer. Social media can wait until tomorrow. I’m still struggling with this, but it is does give you peace of mind at the end of the day.

4. Start your day off with a few minutes of personal time.

I wake up earlier in the morning so I can enjoy a cup of coffee and watch Good Morning America before heading out the door. It just feels so nice to relax before a long, hectic day.

5. Don’t feel like you have to do it all at once.

Prioritize, but don’t feel like you have to be on top of everything all the time.

To wrap it up, I think the key to achieving a work/life balance is being present in whatever you’re doing. When you’re at work, stay focused on your projects. When you’re out of the office (or school, etc.), make time for other things that matter to you. Go to dinner with friends, take a yoga class, read a good book.

It takes some adjusting, so don’t feel like you have to have it all figured out. You’ve got your whole life ahead of you, and things will work out.

  • I can't agree with this post more. It can be hard to balance work, blogging and an actual life and it's important to prioritize.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

    • I'm glad you feel the same way, Alex! I agree that it's so important to prioritize. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

  • These are all such great tips! Thanks so much for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    • Thank you, Lauren! I love when readers like you find what I have to say helpful. Let me know if I can ever be of help with anything else. Have a great weekend!

  • So just found your blog tonight, and it is seriously adorable!! You have great style and content on here! Great work! (:

    Emma – seersuckerforstyle.com

    • Aw thank you so much, Emma! That really means a lot to me. You made my week with this comment. Have a great weekend!

  • I can't agree with you more! I'm finding it hard to figure out a new blogging schedule since I'm out of school but i definitely agree with blogging ahead and scheduling out content!

    Meredith
    chicagobymeredith.com

    • I'm glad someone feels the same way! But every little bit of scheduling and prioritizing helps. Have a great weekend, Meredith! xo

  • This post is helpful and I agree with everything! It's very important to unplug from time to time.

    Nathalie | LIFES FILES
    http://www.lifes-files.com