Remaining productive and chilled with your extraordinarily busy life, how hard is that?
It’s fair to say that as time goes on, we only get busier.
We run out of time to do the little things and it becomes harder and harder to dominate our schedule, as we develop our career, interests and social calendars.
I felt iinspired by a woman at work who simply always manages to FIT EVERYTHING IN.
This particularly organized woman also never seemed even the slightest bit flustered…
Despite training at 5 am, planning a wedding, buying a house, going to 12 hen dos, weekly social gatherings, working 40 hours a week, oh AND having animals.
I have only a portion of these obligations yet still, I was always late and flustered!
What is this woman doing/eating/drinking that I haven’t cottoned on to yet?
I researched further.
The more I pried into the secrecy behind managing such an extensively packed diary, the more I realized the THREE things this Chica was doing that I hadn’t mastered the art of yet…
- Saying NO
Well, despite packing all of this fun, fit and ambitious stuff into her schedule, she has NO issues turning down a drink or dinner. It’s easy to get pulled in one direction or another trying to keep everyone happy.
This lady was no stranger to the word no, and if it didn’t fit, it didn’t happen!
The moral of the story, don’t try to squeeze things in, you’re busy enough and you can’t please everyone. Just start with you for now!
- Not working extra hours
Who are we kidding? You may get a pat on the back for staying late, but life is about living. Good managers don’t want you there late and in stupidly early. They want you happy and productive whilst you’re at work.
Full of good energy and good vibes. That comes from a healthy work life balance and boy oh boy is this chick sharing those chilled and content vibes around the office!
- Not sweating the small stuff
I’m guilty. I’m totally guilty. Someone beeped at me (annoyed), I forgot my lunch at home (cranky), running late (flustered).
Among many other emotions that took over me while riding my own roller coaster of life. The lady of inspiration has taught me to let that stuff go. Don’t sweat it. If you can’t change it, stop worrying about it. ‘Future Rachel’s problem’.
Hopefully, these three essentials of the ‘chilled girls’ guide to holding down life, while remaining socially and professionally active; Assist you in saving your time and energy.
It took me years to figure all this out through years of getting it wrong, so please enjoy these insights brought to you from the most chilled professional woman on earth.