When you have a chronic illness, you need to exercise some work-life balance. If not, you run the risk of your chronic illness getting worse. Regardless of your health condition, exercising some work-life balance will help you be more productive at work and school.
- Build downtime into your schedule. When you plan your week, make it a point to schedule time with your family and friends, and activities that help you recharge.
- Drop activities that sap your time or energy. Take stock of activities that don’t enhance your career or personal life, and cut the time you spend on them.
- Rethink your errands. Could you order your groceries online and have them delivered? Hire a kid down the street to mow your lawn? Have your dry cleaning picked up and dropped off at your home or office? Order your stamps online so you don’t have to go to the post office? Even if you’re on a tight budget, you may discover that the time you’ll save will make it worth it.
- Get moving. It’s hard to make time for exercise when you have a jam-packed schedule, but it may ultimately help you get more done by boosting your energy level and ability to concentrate.
- Remember that a little relaxation goes a long way. Even during a hectic day, you can take 10 or 15 minutes to do something that will recharge your batteries.