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For those of us who are going back to work, feeling overwhelmed with things to do can be tough.  Sometimes things we need to do like kids back to school, work, friends, and family could feel like they are taking over and you just do not have the energy or time to do it. 

Here are a few ideas that could help you live a more balanced life:

  • Start off by setting realistic goals that can help you concentrate on what takes priority in your life, whether it relates to your well-being, a hobby, school, or something else.
  • Figure out what your priorities are by focusing on those that can help you determine what is most important in your life.
  • Keep track of what you have going on in a calendar, this can help you stay organized and things will not slip through the cracks. This is great and allows you to plan your time purposefully.
  • Bear in mind that every day has its ups and downs, this could overwhelm you so try not to let little things upset you, maybe give meditation a go, practice self-acceptance and take a look at the bigger picture.
  • It is important to allow yourself permission to just be without having to do anything, take time on your own to reflect or hang out with friends and family.  This is beneficial for your mental and emotional well-being.
  • Taking care of yourself is important, even treat yourself from time to time, enjoy a warm bath, write in your journal, or enjoy your favourite activity.
  • Technology play a big role in our lives, try digital detoxing take time to read, take a walk or go visit a loved one.
  • It is fine to step back from activities you no longer enjoy, try a new activity, hobby, or new extracurricular activities anything that you find more nurturing.
  • Eating right and exercising often gives your body and mind fuel it needs to function properly. 
  • Consider getting support if you need help to balance the pressures of work, friends, family, or school – talk to a relative, doctor or teacher.
  • Another great idea is to enroll your kids for football lessons at First Touch.  First Touch will engage your kids in fun football training while you enjoy a productive weekend.

By sorting out your ups and downs in life, your kids will feel like you truly listen to them and they feel more connected.  This increases their overall happiness and self-confidence.  A good child needs compassion, self-discipline, appreciation and understanding to put them on the path towards becoming successful and happy adults.

Remember when you laugh you release a happy hormone called oxytocin which is a hormone that uplifts us as we share experiences with other.  Even just a smile will put you in a better place.

It is important to take time for yourself, live a balanced life, finding harmony and enjoying things in moderation.

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