Getting a Life

get a life

Downtime is crucial for peak performance.

If you are anything like me, you find that sometimes you get so focused on doing something at work, that you all your mind and efforts into that project and as a result, there is a tendency to shut off other areas of your life.  That kind of focus helps out in a time crunch to reach a deadline, but you can’t run at that pace for prolonged periods of time.  If you find that this happens often to you then that is a good indication that your work/life balance is out of whack.

You can’t have a decent work/life balance unless you have a life.

If you make smart choices today regarding your life today it will lead to you feeling better tomorrow.  You will find that if you maintain a good work/life balance, you will be able to accomplish more in less time.

Here are some simple tips to help maintain good work/life balance:

  1. Take breaks.  We often lose track of time in the daily hustle and forget to renew our energy levels.  Take periodic breaks to stretch, get a cup of tea or walk around the building a few times.  Force yourself to leave your desk during lunch.
  2. Let go.  Prioritize so you finish your highest-value tasks each day.  Then know when to call it a day.  If the task left to do is not of high value, it can wait until tomorrow.
  3. Plan a vacation.  Take a full vacation each year and several long weekends to recharge your creative batteries.  Plan for it and block out the time now because if you wait, you won’t do it.
  4. Pamper yourself.  Find little ways to cherish yourself each day, such as taking a bubble bath or taking a walk.  Doing so lets you unwind and prepares you to be able to handle the next day’s challenges.
  5. Keep you brain engaged.  You can rest from work while still exercising your mind with light reading or a Sudoku puzzle.
  6. Exercise.  A workout routine will help you stay healthy, maintain your drive and burn off stress (plus going outdoors or to a gym will help you get away from it all).

Remember to have a life because life can actually be pretty cool if you actually take the time to have one.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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