I’ve officially rolled into August feeling burnt out.July was filled with a few too many 16 hour days, working weekends, and a severe lack of sleep.
While my working habits over the last month aren’t ideal, I know that having real work life balance is all about give and take and the ability to regroup and prioritize when things get out of control.
Balance is about dealing with the ebb and flow of life in a way that supports you and having the awareness to adjust when things get off track.
So, now, with a new month and a fresh start at my fingertips, I’m focused on nurturing myself more in the midst of the chaos I’m just starting to wrap my head around.
Here’s what I’m doing to create more balance and recover from overload this month.
Completely disconnecting, even if only for a few hours, is crucial to balance. When I’m in the thralls of work-overload, unplugging is just about the last thing imaginable, but it’s incredible what an afternoon sitting in the park, an escape to a yoga class, or hiding out in a movie theater can do for your piece of mind. Really want to up your game? Escape with your guy for a weekend away (and don’t even think about taking work with you!)
Another key to balance is knowing where your priorities truly lie. Spend some time journaling or meditating on what’s important to you and ways that you can squeeze that stuff in even when life gets hectic. No clue where to start with identifying your priorities? That’s what my complimentary Discovery Sessions are for. Book one now.
Detox & Refresh
When work hours get long and we fall out of our normal routines, one of the first things to inevitably fall off track is how we fuel our bodies. It means making the pizza delivery guy your new BFF, indulging in a few beers too many to take the edge off, and sometimes not eating at all.
Get your body back in tip top shape in a flash with a quick little detox. I started off with the 3 Day Refresh coupled with some daily PiYo and am feeling lighter, fresher, and more clear headed.
Why, why, why is it so hard to ask for help? I’ll admit, I have an “I can do it” attitude and I often don’t realize I need help until I’m already in over my head. What do you foresee as an issue this month and who can you enlist to help you through it?
I’m getting ahead of this month’s hiccups by bringing on the help I need early: my husband is helping with dinners & laundry, I’m including a housecleaner in my monthly budget, and I’m growing my team to include an assistant to help me stay on track.
When you’re recovering from a crazy time, what do you do to get back on track?