Work VS. Life
In my experience, balancing home life with our jobs is one of the main contributing factors of procrastination. There are so many important things that we need to prioritize in our lives: health, family, relationships, friendships the list can go on. Trying to balance our work and personal life takes tremendous effort on a daily basis. What do I mean? Take the priority list I mentioned. How many categories can you divide each of them into? How much time does each one take?
- Health: we need to find time each day to exercise, grocery shop for healthy food items and then cook them, we have to look after our emotional and spiritual health, find time to meditate, conduct our self examinations to be better individuals, etc.
- Family: if you have children, you have to find time to attend their games at school, meet with their teachers, help them study for tests, help with homework, cook dinners, prepare lunches, complete household chores, balance your budget, etc.
- Relationships: if you are married or have a significant other, you have to find time to communicate, have date nights, reconnect or get to know one another better, plan romantic activities, etc.
- Friendships: we need to find time to strengthen the bonds of our friendships, meet new friends, spend time with our neighbors, attend social events with friends, etc.