Life can become complicated. Much more than we would like at times. When we are overwhelmed with work our home life can suffer and when we are overwhelmed at home the work life can suffer. We all need to find a balance to not only keep harmony with those around us, but also with ourselves. 75% of the time stress is the reason for illness. No one likes to be sick so it makes sense to do the things that reduce stress. Balance is a key ingredient.
Balance by definition is : “To bring into or keep in equal or satisfying proportion or harmony.“ It can seem like a constant struggle to balance work and home, but let me add another activity that is vital for your well-being… leisure time. Time just for you. Time to exercise, read a book, take a walk, mediate, watch t.v., listen to music and do other things that are your alone time. This time is not to spend with family, spouse or children. It is your time to do what you want to do, love to do and enjoy doing. Health professionals advocate at least three hours a week for personal relaxation and recreation.
Try adding a bit of leisure time to your routine and watch everything else slowly move into balance. If you want to start right away, go to YouTube and do a search for relaxation meditation and listen to one of the wonderful musical selections. It will only take you 10 minutes and you will feel great when done. You may find that this quick break gets added to your daily routine. Now dedicate some more time for your personal leisure. You will look, feel and perform better at work and home.