Fit Friday – September 7th

Welcome to the Fit Friday series where I am sharing my journey towards achieving a healthy and balanced lifestyle as well as some tips. As I am becoming more health conscious and I am retaking my fitness and wellness journey, one step at a time, I want to keep myself accountable and committed so that is why I am doing the Fit Friday series, where I am sharing posts focused on health and balance.

The one thing I want to talk about today is leaving work on time – for me, one of the biggest issues I would say is leaving work on time so that I have enough time left to enjoy life and take care of myself. I am overly committed to work, to projects and to clients, and I feel personally responsible for everything coming out of my and my team’s hands. So, at the end of the day, it’s very hard for me to let go of work and just go home at a decent hour.

For the longest time, I have always associated being committed at work with working long hours and getting done as much as possible. But at the same time lately I started feeling like it was not sustainable anymore as I was not living a life outside the office anymore. Because I wanted to focus more on my health and on dedicating more time to myself, about a few weeks back I started to leave work (almost) on time pretty consistently. August was such a good month for that. I finally felt like I had time to enjoy the summer, unlike the previous months, and I also advanced in staying more consistent with gym and personal life and goals.

It’s taken me a long time (and I am not sure I am there yet) to actually understand that professional commitment does not have to be the same as working for unsustainable hours. If you are unhappy in your current situation but you feel like you need to live up to specific strands you are holding for yourself in your mind, it might be that you need to rethink those standards. At the end of the day it is a matter of changing the narrative and the stories you are choosing to believe. Make sure you know what is important to you and allocate your time according to that. Not every day will feel like a win but as long as you build on it and you are aware of where you are compromising, you will just take another step in your own journey and on your own terms.

How do you keep the fine line between work time and private time in check? I would love to hear any of your tips!

As always, stay healthy, stay balanced!

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