All posts tagged: balance

When should you practice self care?

And how much self care is enough? Do your self-care practices look different on weekdays versus the weekends? Then there’s the question of when does self care turn into laziness? Or when does self care turn into an excuse to avoid things in your life? What’s not up for question, though, is that self-care practices help you refresh. Since I’m an introvert and a highly sensitive person, self-care practices are a must. I’m of no help when I haven’t had time to rest and relax after the hustle drains my energy. So when should you practice self care? I have found that in order to keep yourself balanced, you must practice self care at the right time–before the stress, overwhelm, or burnout gets out of control. You should practice self-care in the following instances: 1. When you’re working your butt off When you give your best effort in all areas of your life, whether it’s caring for your family or working over-time, you’re bound to feel stress, pressure, or overwhelm. Communicating and collaborating with people …

How to keep yourself motivated & optimistic

Keeping yourself motivated and optimistic throughout the week starts with balance. Balance starts with making time to reset, rest, & refresh. You’re at your most motivated, most optimistic, most open, and most yourself when you give yourself time to reenergize. When you don’t find time to pause, you become overly stressed, tired, and resentful. It’s hard to stay motivated and optimistic when rest and play are sacrificed for work and #adulting priorities.  If you want to keep yourself motivated & optimistic everyday, here’s a 3-step plan you can use: 1. Balance your routine & schedule Create and stick to a routine & schedule that balances time for refreshment and for work. Make time to pause and reset especially when life feels hectic. 2. Refresh your mind, body, & heart How you experience the world has a lot to do with how you see the world through your thoughts, emotions, & beliefs. This is what makes up your inner self. Everything comes back to how you experience the world inside your mind and heart. When you …