These past few days, I have explored the idea of a work-life balance. Starting out in the career world, I find it difficult to balance out my life and create time for things other than work. Working 9-to-5s (we all know how grueling that can be) is no easy task - especially after you realize that the caffeine is no longer kicking in after your third pumpkin latte. So how do the big scary adults have time for work, family, football, and sleep? They’re not human. Just kidding, they are. You just have to block out your time. I know, it’s back to the days of the File-o-Fax. Separate your free time on weekdays into blocks:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Work
5:00 PM - 6:00ish PM: Drive home
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Idle computer time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Chill with the homies
8:30 - 9:30: Lifting weight for the ladies
9:30 - 10:00: Idle computer time
Anyway… You get the picture. If you block out your time, you don’t get overwhelmed by the commitments you have after work AND you actually get stuff done! But don’t worry, no one said that you can’t be a couch potato every once in a while because what’s the fun in that?