Here are five ways to bring a little more balance to your daily routine:
1. Build downtime into your schedule.
When you plan your week, make it a point to schedule time with your family and friends, and activities that help you recharge.
2. Drop activities that sap your time or energy.
Take stock of activities that don't enhance your career or personal life, and minimize the ti me you spend on them.
3. Rethink your errands.
Consider whether you can outsource any of your time-consuming household chores or errands. Try trading services with friends, by offering to do tasks that you enjoy or that you were planning to do anyway.
4. Get moving.
It's hard to make time for exercise when you have a jam-packed schedule, but it may ultimately help you get more done by boosting your energy level and ability to concentrate.
5. Remember that a little relaxation goes a long way.
Don't assume that you need to make big changes to bring more balance to your life. Even during a hectic day, you can take 10 or 15 minutes to do something that will recharge your batteries.