I came across Delaney’s blog and love that she’s sharing tips to help everyone “adult” better. (Lord knows I can use a few tips every now and again!) I asked her to guest post to help
me my readers, so today she’s sharing how to better maintain a sense of balance. I’m so glad that Delaney and I are on the same page: It’s so important to step back and gain perspective. Enjoy!
As a young adult, life can get pretty busy and hectic when trying to balance school, work, and extracurricular activities and hobbies. This can feel especially overwhelming when you’re constantly doing something and always involved in things. With a lot expected of young adults in 2016, it’s very important to find time to take a break, relax, and recharge so that you can not only be more productive and efficient, but also keep both your mind and body healthy.
So, what’s the best way to make sure you take time for yourself? One way is to make sure you actively schedule time off and commit to using it. For example, you might want to schedule weekly or monthly relaxing time. Depending on what activities you’re involved in, maybe you can take every six months off or plan certain months to take off.
Also, it’s important to decide how you’re going to spend your time. Do you prefer to relax and take breaks by yourself or with your family and friends? For example, individual activities might include long walks with your pet, listening to music or an audiobook, or working on an adult coloring book or journal. Great group activities could be going to the beach when the weather is nice, going shopping or to the spa for a massage, or simply having dinner with your family. Maybe you just have an open day with nothing planned at all! Whatever you decide to do or not do, make sure it’s something you enjoy and leaves you feeling relaxed and recharged.
Taking time to take breaks from work, school, and other activities is really important to helping maintain balance in your life and prevent you from becoming overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed and can help to keep your other activities enjoyable.
Most of all, remember that everything should be done in moderation. As my ninth grade health teacher used to tell us, “have fun a little, work a little.”
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