Updated: Sep 1
You can’t do it all.
It is possible to be the best at everything, but it will take an enormous amount of time and energy. If you really want to excel as a professional, you will have to choose your path carefully and say no to some things in order to focus on others. This can be difficult, especially when there are so many opportunities and possibilities around us! But if we want to build sustainable careers that allow us freedom, flexibility and creativity then we must learn how not only say no but also make hard choices about what's important in our lives.
Your body is under constant stress when you’re constantly busy.
Stress is a normal part of life. You don't have to be busy all the time to feel stressed—just as you don't have to be constantly busy in order to be happy. But when your body is under constant stress, it will start showing signs that something isn’t right. Stress can cause physical symptoms such as headaches, back pain and muscle tension; it can lead to emotional side effects such as fatigue or anger/irritability; and can even affect your decision-making ability by causing you to make impulsive choices that you might regret later on.
If you don’t have time for fun, your productivity will suffer.
Fun is important for creativity and productivity
In order to be the most productive version of yourself, you need to take care of your mental health. You should have fun. The key is finding a balance between work time and playtime that works for you. If you don’t have time for fun, your productivity will suffer as a result. But if you spend too much time playing video games or watching Netflix instead of working on projects, then it's going to be hard for people to trust that they can rely on your work ethic at the office too. A good way to strike this balance is by making sure that every day contains some kind of activity—whether it’s going out with friends after dinner or taking an hour off from work in favour of reading a book at home or having a weekly, fortnightly massage and reflexology —that helps keep both sides of your brain active while still giving one side rest so they can recharge so they're ready again tomorrow morning when it comes time tackle whatever challenges lie ahead!
Here is a little exercises to find your physical balance:
Proprioception (difficult word, eh?) is the body's ability to know its own position. Cues from the environment, your feet, inner ear and eyes tell your body which muscles to use. Good balance means better coordination and posture.
To train your balance, practise standing on one leg for two minutes.
I know it can be difficult to prioritize everything in your life, but as I can see from my experience, it’s important that you make time for the things that bring you joy. If you don't take care of yourself then who will?