It's very difficult to maintain a work-life balance when you aren't organized with life.
I learned this the hard way.
Over the past few months, I've been struggling to get anything done.
Planning for the day becomes a core because there's always a lot on my to-do list.
So, I decided to take my life back by keeping balanced everything I do.
I decided to start making a list of the most important things to do.
It went really well.
One of the reasons why I've been able to maintain a good work-life balance is that I played to my strengths. It was the best thing to do.
Among my strengths is staying fully awake during the day.
I realized that when it starts getting to late in the day, my mental and physical powers start to diminish. By then it's hard to maintain focus and get things done.
So, I decided that I will be using the most of these times to get work done and nothing else.
Since then, my productivity have improved greatly. And I've started spending those evening time with my family. This is the best decision I've made.
Now I prioritize my time and played to my core strenghts which I've just revealed to you.
I start work 7:00 a.m and my first peak is 9 - 11:00 a.m. I try to relax this time and get more mental strenght.
This could be taking a little walk outside.
I eat lunch at noon, and immediately go back to work. I hit my second peak about 3 - 4:00 p.m.
By 6:00 p.m. the mental strenght diminishes again and I can call it a day.
The ability to work around these peaks have been very powerful for me.
I endeavor you find your peak and down hours. Don't work when your peak is already gone. That makes it very difficult to work.