Do you ever just sit down and find yourself frowning upon the way your professional life – say either your job (or your studies, even) – is taking up so much of your time, making you feel like you’re already missing out on a lot in life?
I know exactly how that feels. It could definitely be something that will cause you unnecessary stress and frustration; but fret not, this is but normal!
Being a professional in this day and age is quite a challenge in itself, I believe.
It might seem hard to find positivity in these things, because sometimes, we tend to put too much pressure on ourselves. And while that same pressure could sometimes be helpful in accomplishing your deliverables by giving you that extra push – that extra motivation – it could also end up making you feel drained and burned out.
It is one thing to maintain a healthy professional life, considering not compromising the quality of your work and your relationship with your colleagues on the daily, but it is another to make sure you don’t sacrifice both your physical and mental health.
It’s crucial to know when you’re already being too hard on yourself. Remember that pushing yourself to your limits all the time will never be the best way to go about things because at the end of the day, what will matter is how you take care of yourself.
You should never let having a hectic schedule as a working professional hamper with your own personal growth. Take a deep breath. Bear in mind that it is never a bad thing to take these quick pauses in life. Indulge in your favourite dessert, rewatch your favourite movies, read a new book or re-read some good old ones, revisit that comfort playlist you made for whenever you are having the time of your life – just do basically anything that makes you smile from ear-to-ear every once in a while.
Find that balance between the two and practice striving for it everyday. It will not only do wonders for your productivity but it will also help you feel happier about what you’re doing.
Working on bettering yourself can always go hand-in-hand with growing professionally – you just gotta keep that steady mindset and never allow the stresses of this life to take over every aspect of your personal life.