Work-life balance….well, it’s always been a work in progress for me. Recently, I’ve found that my work-life balance is a bit worse than it was during the previous year. Right now, I am busy – just, super busy. Now this isn’t a complaint – I am loving every single second of my “busy-ness” but it does cause me to reflect on how effectively I am managing my work and personal life.
Last week, my friend, Mari Venturino, started a challenge called #MyRelaxing5 where she challenged us to find five things to help us relax during the week. It was perfect timing and the perfect challenge! This challenge has caused me to reflect on the things that I find relaxing and how to incorporate them into everyday life. My goal is to try to do at least one thing off my #MyRelaxing5 list.
Let’s get started!
The first thing on my list is to spend quality time with my family. I want to truly spend time enjoying their company and not letting life pass us by. As I look at my daughter, I constantly reflect on how quickly she is growing up and how I don’t want to miss a moment. Yes, I do want her to see me work hard and be successful – but I want her to know that I love her and that the time I spend with her is more important than anything else.
If there is one #MyRelaxing5 item I can do per day – this is it! And, quite frankly, it is the most important one. 🙂
Over the last few years, I’ve really gotten the travel bug. Whether it’s local or across the country, I have really enjoyed traveling and have found it to be a great way to get away. Personally, my favorite way to travel is in our trailer. It’s our home away from home!
We’ve been really blessed to be able to travel quite a bit in our trailer. We’ve taken it everywhere from the mountains, to the beach, and to the desert. We have spent time in San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Big Bear, Buellton, Palm Springs, and so many more! This next year, we are hoping to take a trip to Zion (as our big trip) and then back to some of our favorite locations.
One of the greatest things about traveling in our RV is that the internet tends to be super sketchy. This is a great way to force us to disconnect and spent time as a family. 🙂
3.) Getting Out
If you know me, you know that I am not a person that sits still. I love to be out and about. I love adventures and doing things!
For one of my #MyRelaxing5, I want to continue to go places and have fun with family and friends. This could be anything from going to the park, hiking, shopping, movies, local events, etc. Just get out and disconnect!
4.) Go for a Walk
One of my favorite things to do after work is going on a walk with my husband, daughter, and our doberman, Skelly. During this time of year, we don’t get to go on as many walks because it tends to be dark by the time my husband gets home. However, it is a great way to get some fresh air, exercise, and time to disconnect.
5.) Miscellaneous Fun
Other things that I love to do to disconnect are watch TV, read, and play video games. With a six-month-old, I don’t get quite as much time to do that as I used to – but that’s okay! One thing my husband and I try to do is spend some time watching TV at the end of the day. It might be an episode of a TV show or maybe even a movie, but it’s a great way to spend time together and get our brains off all the things that we have going on in our lives.
What are your #MyRelaxing5? How do you disconnect from work and get refreshed? Share in the comments below!