Hence from my personal experience what I feel is, there are always cycles(periods) that you might work a bit more/less than your average. But I have told my brain that this is normal and sometimes I will have to do this. But rest of the times I try to enjoy with my family, friends and also spare some time for myself. At the same time I do not get disappointed or mentally affected when I sometimes have to work more than the normal hours as now I have already told my mind that this is the reality.
Now coming to organizing that time, I think PLANNING is the solution to most of the problems. And what I usually do is, rather than working a lot for a longer period of time and then going out for a vacation with family/friends, I prefer giving them time everyday in short intervals. And for me it works better. There are apps and of course you could maintain a calendar for these things. But I think that is too much and not needed. You can easily decide and make it a routine. That way you will naturally start managing time better.
In this way, you actually can balance your work and life and enjoy both the things to their fullest.
Nakul recommends the following next steps:
- The next time you feel you are not balancing your work and life tell your mind it is absolutely alright
- After a few days gradually change a schedule and see if you are not overworking
- Spare time for family, friends and yourself everyday
- You will get used to this routine and start enjoying more. Feedback yourself.