Finding balance in our day-to-day lives is a constant battle. Many of us do more than just go to school. We often have to work, go to school, be involved in organizations, and try to have a social life all at the same time. It can be overwhelming and difficult to balance it all.
One way to help with these struggles is to keep a calendar, whether it be physical or digital, to organize your daily tasks and balance your everyday activities. With today’s apps, you can also share your calendar with others, which may help especially if you are in a relationship or work with a group on projects.
Another way to stay organized is the old-fashioned way of keeping a personal day planner. Having a physical planner on hand may help some more than a digital one. Plus, a physical day planner is very personable and can be fun to use with different stickers and color-coded pens for each activity.
Other than keeping a calendar or planner, it is important to make time for yourself. Prioritizing your tasks is also a helpful tool when trying to find balance. By doing this, you can decide what is important to get done right away and what you may be able to put off until later to prioritize time for yourself.
Related to this, self-care has become a popular topic when it comes to finding a balance between work life and home life. There has been a recent increase in self-help apps and articles online. With recent events like the pandemic, you may find that using these apps is beneficial, not only to find a balance in your work and home life but also to improve your mental health in general. Overall, combining all of these suggested techniques can aid in finding that balance between working and other responsibilities.