This past week has been a pretty busy one! Most days I’ve felt exhausted falling into bed but then too wired to sleep. Now I’m out the other side and don’t have any big plans for the foreseeable future, I thought I’d share my top tips with you on how I manage a super busy period, and stay in tune with myself at the same time.
This is probably what helps me the most, staying organised! I have a weekly planner where I set out a basic plan for what I’m doing each day, and it keeps me feeling balanced and like I have my sh*t together. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you don’t know if you’re coming or going, so I do this a few days ahead at the start of every week usually.
SCHEDULE IN DOWN-TIME
I think this is something that we all let slip by the wayside when times get busy. Self-care is usually the first thing to go, simply because we feel like we don’t have the time. That’s why I like to schedule in my down-time, where I’m doing what I want, just for myself and my own sanity. That can be going for walks, meditating, yoga, or just making sure I go to bed a little bit earlier each night so I can read some of my book to unwind.
CHECK YOUR EXPECTATIONS
Something I do pretty regularly is expect too much of myself. I add to much on my to-do list then feel under a lot of pressure to get it all done. I’m learning to not to this as much, and recognise that I don’t have to do everything all in one day, even small tasks are better than nothing. Plus don’t forget there’s always plenty of other days in the week too where you might not be as busy.
MAKE THE MOST OF THE LITTLE MOMENTS
I’m talking here about these 10-15 minutes you have before you have to leave the house. Can you fit in a cup of tea and a few mindful moments, maybe read a chapter of a book or sit outside in the Spring sunshine? These moments always fill my cup up when I’m feeling a little frazzled, and I try to cherish them every time.
How do you stay balanced in a busy week?