Because we operate from a mindset of work-life balance instead of harmony, we tend to engage in a constant mental battle of worrying about how much time we’re devoting to one particular area of our life. It creates stress, tension, and guilt, because we always feel we’re out of balance, spending too much energy on one aspect of our lives at the expense of another.
The definition of harmony may differ for individuals, but here are five ways to bring a little more balance to your daily routine:
Build downtime into your schedule. When you plan your week, make it a point to schedule time with your family and friends, and activities that help you recharge.
Drop activities that sap your time or energy. Take stock of activities that don't enhance your career or personal life, and minimize the time you spend on them.
Rethink your errands. Consider whether you can outsource any of your time-consuming household chores or errands.
Take time for yourself. Take the time to unplug, put some quiet music on, listen to a book or get a massage.
Harmony benefits you and the others around you.