Good thing the 2018 Work-Life Balance Conference was held. Who has been getting the right amount of work/life balance nowadays? The said symposium opened a lot about people nowadays having to work the whole night and the entire day just to get things done. Others may sleep for a few hours or take a day off but always in a hurry to finish a task.
Knowing that you are in a relationship with ‘the one’ allows a sense of serenity to wash over you. In case you used to speed through life in the past, you now wish to slow down the time so that you can stay with that person longer. Being stuck in a traffic jam or waiting in a long line to enter a restaurant does not bother you as much as before too, considering it gives you the opportunity to talk to or think about the love of your life freely.
Has anyone ever mentioned that you cannot have everything you wish for at once?
Sacrifice, according to folklore, after all, is the key to success. You need to give up on one thing to achieve something. Thus, you may see that some people choose to be a stay-at-home parent and leave the corporate world or remain in the workforce without thinking of starting a family.
People have a love and hate relationship with procrastination. “Usually procrastination happens because the task seems too difficult,” said A. Chris Heath, MD, a psychiatrist who practices in Texas. There are days where people basked in the pleasure of lying in bed all day in their pajamas while watching television or Netflix. People crave the moments of chilling out and doing nothing. However, after these lazing around sessions, individuals also beat themselves up for being unproductive and spending precious days literally doing nothing but the secret of having a healthy and happy life is finding a balance between work and rest.
“If you have an intense work schedule, intentional, mindful nurturing of your relationship is essential” – Erika Boissiere MFT.
Have you ever felt exhausted after long hours of work and yet your table has still a towering height of papers scheduled for completion? Have you ever had a day where you feel like you’ve been working your heart out, thinking that you were busy that even taking your lunch seems to be impossible, but still at the end of the day, you find yourself halfway through meeting your deadline? Frustrating, isn’t it? Unsatisfying, indeed, that despite your effort to go to work and meet all your deadlines, it’s still not enough because you’ve only been busy with work but not productive after all. According to Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., “While more hours in the day might be nice, it’s not necessarily lack of time that stops us from completing tasks and accomplishing our goals.”