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Finding Fulfillment During Busy Seasons of Life

By: Ed Carter

Do you feel like you’re too busy with work and obligations to enjoy life truly? If that’s the case, it’s time to prioritize self-care and spend time focusing on yourself. And if you need some ideas to spur you on, we have these four suggestions for you:

Spend Time Gardening

When it comes to fun and fulfilling hobbies, it’s hard to beat gardening. Even if you don’t have a plot of land to call your own, you can plant a hydroponic garden inside your apartment or grow fresh herbs on your kitchen windowsill. Some people even use gardening as a healthy way to meet and mingle with other locals by renting a plot at a community garden. And if you’re worried you don’t have the knowledge necessary to grow your own plants, click here for online resources and expert advice from a team of experienced gardeners. Their product reviews will help you select the tools and seeds you need to start enjoying your new pastime.

Find a Life Coach

If you’re worried about burnout as your work is becoming increasingly stressful or you’ve had to take on new obligations that are eating away at your free time, consider booking sessions with a life coach who will help you explore strategies and solutions for your everyday struggles. By “talking it out” and developing plans to respond to different work scenarios, your life coach will teach you to set boundaries with managers and colleagues, to stop doing it all on your own by learning to delegate or outsource tasks and to be decisive and say no when you need a break. Keep in mind that a life and wellness coach will not diagnose or treat a psychological condition, so if you think you need mental help, don’t hesitate to consult a psychologist or psychotherapist.

Start on a Rewarding Career Path

No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to start on a new career path. If you’re dissatisfied with your current job or position, you can get an online bachelor of education degree, which will allow you to explore learning strategies for preschoolers and elementary school students. And what’s more rewarding than being able to make a difference in the lives of children? One of the benefits of taking your core classes online is that you can fit the curriculum into your schedule and study at your own pace, which makes it easier for you and your family. If you need help financing your courses, check if your current employer offers tuition discounts for team members, and think about applying for scholarships.

Take a Vacation

Discovering new places and meeting new people is an excellent way to recharge your batteries. So make sure to take a few days off once in a while and enjoy a weekend getaway with your spouse or loved ones. Whether you book a room at a luxury resort or you go camping under the stars, don’t take any work with you. If you’ve accrued enough vacation time, go visit a new city or country, and leave the office far behind. The idea is to fully enjoy this totally different environment without worrying about bosses, clients, or managerial tasks. So refrain from checking work emails and get immersed in this new locale. You’ll get a big burst of renewed energy, which will have long-lasting mental and emotional benefits after your vacation is over and you’re back at the office. And you’ll be more productive to boot!

Avoid burnout by prioritizing yourself and your well-being. Go back to school, tend to a garden, or go on vacation. And if you need help finding strategies that work for you, look for a life coach or a mental health professional to guide you.

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