First of all you need to know that I am a university student. I'm studying two languages and I love it. Not long ago I had three jobs. I'm writing for a local newspaper, work at my university and was a private teacher of English. Three jobs mean there's a
I consider myself a career girl. Not in the sense of striving for a position as CEO (at least not in the near future, never say never) but in the sense that if I love what I do, I tend to do it a lot. It doesn't bother me to work in my free time, I enjoy seeing achievements and like to be occupied with interesting projects. A problem is that this enthusiasm can interfere with my social life. As much as I love to work, I do love my family and friends even more. I consider myself an active person, sport has always been a part of my life. I've never been the girl you'd find in the gym 6 days a
Here are 7 tips for balancing your life. They helped me, maybe they'll work for you, too.
1) Care for your body
A huge factor when it comes to caring for my body is sport and nutrition. You could probably buy thousands of different
Another thing to consider that I myself am guilty of sometimes, is sleep. My body needs at least 8 hours per night to function properly and for me to feel good in my body, which brings me to my next point:
I'm a huge fan of an organized life and really don't like my mornings and evenings to be messy. If you have trouble finding a routine for your days I recommend living more consciously. An hour after you got up in the morning, take five minutes and think about what you did and what you liked
I try to go to bed and get up in the mornings at roughly the same time every day. I therefore out away my phone and everything electronic at 9pm and read a book. This is my 'me time' and I love having this ritual even though it took a while to conquer my addiction to Instagram and social media. Just think of things you always want to do, but never seem to have time for it and then concentrate on making it real. It's the small achievements in life that help us to stay focused.
We all have the same 24 hours a day, but what we make of it can be so different. I sometimes complain about not having enough free time and too much work, but I think it really is just about the priorities you set. I'd love to do more sport, but then I'd have to read less and I just love my books too much. There are many ways to plan your life, some more excessive
4) Surround yourself with good people
Having friends and family that support you is really important, although I think that we first have to believe in ourselves before we can expect others to do so. There are so many people on earth, even surrounding you this very moment why not try to connect more often? I sometimes have the feeling that I don't spend enough time trying to understand the people around me, focusing too much on myself. It's good to be self conscious but don't forget that you're not alone. If you want others to be there for you then you need to be there for others, too. Someone has to start this circle, why not do it right away? Text someone you haven't seen in a while and ask for a coffee, you may make someone's day!
5) Consider your free time as an appointment
It's good to be ambitious and work towards your goals but be aware not to forget yourself along the way. I like to have at least 2 free evenings during my week to do things I enjoy. This differs from binge watching series to
6) Don't procrastinate
Try to stick to your goals and to do lists. A method that works surprisingly well for me is to give me a certain time limit for different tasks. If I need to write a part of my essay and just don't come around starting it, I give myself e.g. 60 minutes, have a
7) Enjoy the Small Things
Too often we focus on what we don't have instead of what we've already achieved. A good way to remind yourself of how lucky you are is to have a diary. Write down what you feel and think and in a few weeks time you'll start seeing how you develop. Focus on the good stuff. I like to write down five things I'm grateful for once a week and go back to that when I'm feeling down. And always remember, nothing will ever change unless you do. I'm convinced that happiness is not about how much you own or where you live, but a state of mind that we can actually influence.
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