Mastering work/life balance can be very challenging to conquer.
It’s inevitable that one will win over the other from time to time, but here are the 2 main things I recommend to help you with Work and Life planning:
The Urgent-Important Matrix also know known as the Eisenhower Matrix or Covey Quadrant prioritises tasks by urgency and importance, sorting out less urgent and important tasks which you should either delegate or not do at all.
This helps us to narrow down and focus on the tasks that we need to do. This stops us from wasting time on unnecessary tasks and gives us more time to do the things that we enjoy.
Daily Planners are also great for allocating time-slots for tasks. Just remember sometimes tasks take longer than expected and it’s okay – that’s life!
Scattered Squirrel has a variety of free templates you can choose from.
By recognising and developing the skills we need to make our lives easier, we are able to master them and they become effortless. This makes our lives easier and not so overwhelming, allowing us to focus more on the things we really enjoy.
Here are some websites with even more useful tools to help you achieve your work/life balance:
- Business Balls offers free online learning for Work and Life
- Mind Tools provides management, leadership and personal effectiveness skills
- Tiny Buddha has a variety of categories including Healthy Habits and Work Fulfilment
- The Growth Mindset Playbook provides everything you need to build a Growth Mindset
You may not always get the balance right, but don’t be so hard on yourself, just forgive and be kind to yourself – nobody’s perfect.