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  • All right so we haven't had our teatime sessions for a couple of weeks now. I think it's time for an update

  • All right, so a lot of you have been asking if Tea Time Tuesday are still happening and yes of course

  • We've only just started this series there's been like two episodes so far

  • So it's definitely still happening

  • I just thought I would let you know though that tea time Tuesdays aren't gonna be every single Tuesday

  • We'll make them as often as I can, but I also still want to kind of create the usual Pick Up Lime's style videos

  • So it's just gonna be a surprise each week as to which type of video it's gonna be

  • And another update, Robin and I just got back yesterday actually

  • from our trip to Japan. We were there for just under three weeks, it was an awesome awesome experience

  • But I decided this particular trip that I wasn't going to vlog any of it

  • Because I just kind of wanted to soak in the experience and

  • separate my holiday from my working life for a little bit

  • But I'll be honest doing that wasn't very easy

  • For those of you who are following on instagram, you know that,

  • at the least, I just shared some instagram stories with you guys

  • Something you guys might not know about me is that I've tended to be a bit of a workaholic in the past

  • It's something i'm still working on to improve

  • But I thought in this video we could chat a little bit about creating a work-life balance

  • Even if you're the furthest thing from being a workaholic

  • You've probably at some point in your life experienced the pressures of work

  • or studies and I know that that's something that definitely happened to me when I was a student

  • and again when I was working as a dietitian

  • and then I promised myself that when I started my own business it wouldn't be that way

  • but realistically, I work on Pick Up Limes more than I would admit to anybody

  • And so I guess I understand that struggle to find balance

  • I mean doing the kind of work that I do is really hard to not want to photograph and film absolutely everything

  • And i think there's a beauty to that, because it helps me in some ways to be in the present moment

  • but sometimes it can also sap me out of it

  • I think a lot of the times we convince ourselves that we don't have the time for self-care

  • We're stuck in this go-go-go mentality and time is a precious commodity, right?

  • So it's better spent if you know we're working on something or studying something

  • And I think it's important to have a good work ethic and a good study ethic

  • But at the same time I think it can really set us back in so many ways

  • I think productivity and efficiency is short-lived,

  • If you're not taking the time to find balance and to recharge a little bit

  • And I think that our approach to balance should be done in a balanced way so what I mean is that it's you know

  • realistic and realizing that the small things is a matter too

  • It doesn't have to be a huge upheaval in the way that we live our lives

  • So even though iIve given the example of having gone on a trip as my break

  • I mean that doesn't have to be it at all it can be something like taking the time

  • To do some physical activity, or to create a wholesome healthy meal for yourself, or to journal something,

  • To go for a walk, to spend time with your loved ones, to work on your creative outlet

  • I mean, heck, even planning for a trip that's not gonna happen for three or five years from now because

  • we all know that planning for a trip is half the fun right?

  • And usually I find that in those moments where I take a break

  • I go for a walk, I journal, I talk with a friend about something totally unrelated

  • Those are the moments where I have these certain ideas pop into my head that really inspire me

  • They came out of nowhere, or you know,

  • I find certain solutions to problems that have been bogging me down for a little while,

  • And i think what can happen sometimes is that i, we, try to have so much control over our conscious minds

  • That we don't give our subconscious mind the opportunity to

  • surprise us or intrigue us with its insights as well

  • so it's like a win win win win all around if you think about it, right?

  • You're taking the time to recharge that's adding to your feel-good vibes

  • When you return to work or your studies your feeling renewed

  • so that means you're gonna probably increase your productivity a fair bit

  • And then there's also a chance that you might kind of return to your work with some new inspiration

  • or new ways that you can improve the way that you work or that you study

  • Now, there is an analogy I really love it's from the book 'The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People'

  • And, in this particular book the author mentions that

  • one of the habits of successful people is they take the time for self-care

  • He calls it sharpening the saw

  • And so essentially what he's saying is that you're a lumberjack cutting down a whole bunch of trees

  • You're gonna eventually be very ineffective at your job if you don't take the time to stop and sharpen your saw

  • Otherwise it's just gonna get dull

  • And I love that analogy because it makes sense, right?

  • And we do the same thing with our laptops and with our phones,

  • We take the time to charge those, every so often, so how come we're not doing the same for ourselves?

  • So if like me you can kind of sometimes get stuck in a little cycle of working away at something

  • and you feel like no I can't break away from this because I don't have the time

  • Here's something that might help you give yourself permission to take that break

  • it's something that definitely helps me and it's the rocking chair exercise

  • You might have heard of this one before

  • So what I try to do is I imagine myself being an old lady kind of enjoying her final years,

  • Sitting on a rocking chair, and when I'm looking back at my younger life

  • What am I gonna wish that I did more of and what am I gonna wish that I did less of

  • Because chances are I'm gonna wish that I didn't

  • stress so much that they didn't put so much pressure on myself or sweat the small stuff

  • and wish I just given myself a break

  • Sometime to find balance to relax and to enjoy life a little bit more

  • So I fully recognize that in this video I haven't shared anything super transformative and new

  • I mean we all know that finding a work-life balance is really important

  • But I think that sometimes we can use the little reminder

  • Now are you somebody who is a workaholic or

  • do you have the totally opposite problem when it comes to your work or school life?

  • Let me know by sharing in the comments.

  • If you feel like you're somebody though who needs a little bit more balance in your life

  • Let me know too by giving the video a thumbs up or just

  • Give the video a thumbs up anyway cuz it always means a lot when you do and

  • Thank you for taking the time to enjoy this tea with me

  • looking forward to our next session, until then, have an awesome week!

All right so we haven't had our teatime sessions for a couple of weeks now. I think it's time for an update

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尋找平衡點(FINDING BALANCE)

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    林安安 發佈於 2021 年 06 月 27 日
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