a balance of work

I’m sure most people get told how they should balance their work and rest to make it more manageable. But just how do you fit in everything there is to do? I hear people often complain about a heavy workload, but look at it this way-with a lot of work, you improve and the more work you put in now, either it will be easier later or you will achieve more overall.

so here are some of my opinions on balancing everything:

Even when reaching a deadline, there is more to life than school work, business, or whatever work you happen to do. You simply won’t be engaged on your deadline with endless focus on it alone. If you have multiple deadlines, don’t work on one then the next but instead swap between them in order to keep them feeling fresh and interesting.

Don’t stop your hobbies temporarily to make time for something ‘more important’. Its ok to reduce the amount of time you spend on a hobby, but if you are passionate about something you should never stop. You may look back one day to find that you have lost time for it forever.

Always set yourself goals. Without them you have no idea where you are going and therefore can’t balance your time efficiently.

And heres just a thought i had today. Plato came up with an analogy for the link between the body, mind and soul, called the analogy of the charioteer. He describes the body and mind to be two horses, that wish to run in opposite directions, only being held together by the charioteer, who symbolises the soul. Essentially what Plato is saying in this analogy is that the body and mind have conflicting ideas, but the soul keeps them together. Whether or not you like this concept or not, i think that his analogy works rather well for the balance of work. Your mind wants to work and your body makes you procrastinate, however there is something that makes you eventually bottle down and do that work. Now in that analogy, swap your soul for your passion and ambitions and it makes sense. It is in the end (or at least should be) your ambitions that make you want to work, and also what takes you away from the tv and one stop closer to your dreams.

Your soul is your ambition.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to comment 🙂

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3 thoughts on “a balance of work

  1. Analogy of a charioteer… Best name for a heavy metal band ever.
    Aren’t you a little young to be giving such sage advice on how to organize our lives? Some of us are old and set in our ways.
    Where were you when I was young enough to take any of this advice,Huh?

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