4 EASY STEPS TO MANAGING YOUR JOB, YOUR FAMILY AND YOURSELF

"Throw In The Family"

1. GET ORGANIZED

Is your life a mess? Getting organized is the first step to managing your life. Think about how you currently manage your time and think of ways you could improve this. The first thing you should do is get a diary or download a phone application to assist with time management. Keep track of when and where you should be each day. What time do you need to pick up your kids? What time do you need to be at that meeting? Write everything down and even better set reminders, this is the best way to stay organized.

2. UTILIZE THE TIME YOU HAVE

How are you using the time you have? Are you playing with the kids or watching TV? Are you scrolling on facebook during your lunch breaks, or going for a walk. Try to wake up a little earlier each day to exercise and then your nights will be free to spend time with the family or have some relaxing me time.

3. PREPARING IN ADVANCE

Always be prepared for tomorrow! Make tomorrow’s food, pack tomorrow’s gym bag, and organize tomorrow’s activities. There are a number of things you can do to save time before tomorrow comes. Just remember that failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

4. YOU-TIME

Without you-time, you’ll go crazy. You can’t dedicate yourself to everyone else without giving something back to yourself. Make sure that once a day you take time to do something that you enjoy. This could be going for a swim, reading a book, or just meditating. It’s very important to treat yourself, otherwise treating others will become a chore and resentment will set in.

Use these 4 actions to help manage your job, your family and yourself. If all three aspects are not in balance then this can lead to emotional dilemmas that are even harder to balance than the initial problems. Learn to be organized, use the time you have, prepare for tomorrow and create time for yourself.


 

Author: Claire Trojkovic
Author Bio: Claire is a personal trainer from Australia and one of the top Nutrition Souq editors. She’s a fitness and travel expert with a degree in Literature and a Certificate 4 in Fitness and Nutrition. Her particular interests are yoga, bodybuilding, diets, weight loss, herbal remedies and travel. She also manages and writes on her own blog and has written guest articles for various online fitness publications.