Are you struggling to keep on top of everything?

Creating a balance to actually enjoy life doesn't have to be a challenge. Check out the tips below for more information.

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How many times do you play over in your mind the endless things that need to be done?  The worry of something you have yet to do or haven't even had a chance to attempt at giving it a go?

The struggle of juggling everything in our lives and keeping on top of it all can feel overwhelming.  This in turn then develops into burnout causing physical and mental exhaustion, with a never ending battle of what needs to be done - work, home, family, friends.  

Burnout has a way of creeping up on us, we feel like we are keeping on top of things but the reality is we are keeping our bodies and minds on auto-pilot as we go about our daily lives - life is passing us by.  We become grouchy and short-tempered, convinced that we are going through a phase, but the impact it has on us mentally and physically can result in depression, physical exhaustion and potentially other awful illnesses.  

Creating a balance so that you're able to enjoy life in between everything else can actually be a challenge in itself.  So how can we prevent burnout and enjoy life, whilst maintaining the day-to-day activities?  Here are some top tips to try out:-

  • To-Do Lists - On a Sunday night write out a list of all the things you need to do for the week ahead.  Reduce the angst by prioritising the list, by marking the important ones with a 1 and the other items that aren't as critical with numbers down the list.
  • Create a schedule - Plan out what you have to do over the course of a day.  What can be done differently?  Is there some flexibility with what you're doing or can you delegate to others?
  • Make time for you - Be sure to look after you and do something once a week for at least an hour to uplift you.  Could be sitting down with a cup of tea, going to the gym, having a nice chilled bath - whatever it is, make that commitment to nurture you.
  • Journal your thoughts - Write down the things that are troubling you from the week or life in general.  This is a great technique and getting worries out of your mind so that they're not being kept in one place.  When it's out on paper, solutions often present themselves.
  • Get a good nights sleep - My favourite!  When your body feels tired, take it to bed.  Be sure to switch off from electronic devices at least an hour before bed - the light projected from screens can delay the release of melatonin in the body, which helps us to sleep.  

Let me know in the comments section how you get on!

Josie Copsey

Life Change Expert, Author, Mentor, Josie Copsey Ltd

Career changes, figuring out the perfect job, building incredible leaders and wellbeing are my jam. But before all of this, there was a corporate girl who had to go through quite a few setbacks, lessons and experiences. Ambitious, driven and focused I built a very successful change and training career that spanned over two decades. Helping leadership teams of large companies to transform their business. But back in 2013 I had enough. I was lost and didn’t recognise who I was anymore. A combination of being professionally bullied, suffering with burnout from working 12-hour days and zero personal life had done me in. My corporate work life had taken over me, I was selling my soul to a job and my health was suffering as a result. I took action and quit the job. Getting clear on my career was the ultimate light-bulb moment for me. But, there had been no definitive path in how I go about making this career change happen; all I knew was what I wanted to do and my determination and focus guided me through. I’m a gal who loves to plan and organise – a couple of my superpowers – so I documented every step and action I took knowing that one day, this would help others just like me. Those who have an idea on what they want to do, but unsure how to make it happen. Those who feel lost and hate their job, but don’t know what to do. Those who are stuck and looking for direction. I teach what I’ve done personally to build a career doing what I love and living the life I want. I’m all about taking action; you tell me what you want and I’ll show you how to make it happen. It is absolutely possible and achievable to be in a job you love; a job that brings you purpose and job satisfaction. You’re here for a reason. Your talents, your heart, your passion – you are one of a kind.

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Misti Bliss about 3 years ago

I actually had this feeling this very weekend, I had a contribution piece for a book to write and re-write and I had left it to the last minute, not a good state to be in but found that because I was fraught with other 'stuff' that also needed to be done, I had to take myself away from it and take some time away with my children for the day. I came back the next day refreshed and ready to take it on, and although I was under a deadline pressure, I have managed to get it done quicker than if I had't taken that time away because I wasn't concentrating on it and it wouldn't have served the other authors.