-work only when scheduled/ or if school work from home set a designated schedule for yourself ex from 9am-11am will work on english paper 11-12pm will do yoga: (set boundaries between work and other tasks and when working try to stay away from distractions such as tv, phone, and other ppl--if not avoidable use headphones to clear noise!)
- time management: when starting your day make a physical or mental list of what needs to be done, then divide the list into 4 sections (the 4 D's) 1.) what can I DO NOW 2.) what can I DO LATER 3.) what can I DELEGATE 4.) what can I DELETE?
Really planning but also following through and implementing that plan will help relieve stress and get you on a schedule where you can have that ultimate work/life balance! Google calendar has been a great resource to keep me on track!
Overall, the first step is identifying what is important to you, and then putting in place structures that keep you accountable. A key point is that you don't have to be 100% successful, but that you keep the mindset that every time you keep the good habit (maybe exercising before work in the morning, or putting away the phone/laptop a hour before bed) is a vote for the person you want to be, and are.
Hope this helps.
David recommends the following next steps:
1. Plan your day in advance
2. Use time boxing method to stay focused
3. Learn the art of prioritization and lean to say "No"
4. Be punctual and rest everyone else time
5. Set the deadline for your tasks/goals
6. Put tasks on your calendar
7. Delegate things if you can
8. Don't waste time, identify why time is wasted
9. Time buffering - keep the margin when allocating time for a task
10. Keep importance of your own time
Work-life balance is very important. Especially during the pandemic when your laptop is always in front of you and you can work at any time, I have learned that mental health is very important. You need to be able to set time apart for yourself, your friends and family, and your hobbies. Once you are able to make the schedule and get into the routine, you will know when it is time to stop working and have fun and not think about work. Doing this will make you feel that sometimes you are wasting time, but you need to realize this will make you feel happy and healthier.
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Sheila recommends the following next steps:
As some have mentioned in previous posts, it is very important to know how to manage your time in order to achieve that balance.
Managing my time allows me to finish my daily work at a decent time that allows me to spend quality time with my family.
I also fully disconnect from work when I'm done for the day, meaning I shut the laptop off, the work mobiles off and do not look or check them until I log back in for my work day.
If I do not do that, then work can really overtake a lot of my time.
1. Build a routine. Stick to it as much as you can.
2. Be conscious of time. Keep a calendar. Review it every night before you go to bed, so you know what to expect the next day.
3. Prioritize - both for personal and professional tasks. Weed out the unnecessary things you do. you will find that you actually have a lot more time than you think.
4. Schedule a little "me time" everyday. I find that I'm far more willing to push myself, when I build these little pockets during the day.
Above all, give yourself a break! Don't beat yourself up if things are not always perfect, everyday.
It is always worth it to devote time in your day or through the week to do something that makes you happy and feel refreshed. Make a list of things that you enjoy and see how you can work that into your free time without feeling like you are doing too much.
Firstly, you may need to find a time management to help. E.g. you can consider to use Calendar in your phone, Microsoft Outlook, or any tools you like to use.
You can consider approach below :
1. Put in your daily routine items first, e.g. your school / working time, etc. This cannot be changed.
2. You can assign the time for your revision, project, assignments, etc. every day.
3. Then, you can see what time remains. You can allocate some time for your hobbies, exercise, etc.
4. You can put in some time for meeting with friends, family gathering, etc.
5. Make sure you have sufficient time for rest.
You don't need to fill up all the time. You can keep some time for relax and some 'me' time for reflection.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!