We all know the phrase „I can’t, I have to work” enough. We have all used it ourselves and hear it almost daily from our friends.
You get up, go to work, talk to the same colleagues as every day and go home again. Exhausted, drained. Some still go to the fitness studio, others directly to the couch.
If you have to attend further training courses in other cities, friendships and acquaintances fall by the wayside.
So what can be done to break this circle? We only do something at the weekend and even this has to be planned long before it can happen.
The background of this vicious circle is our psyche. It suggests to us, when we are at the place of our work, that we should be a different person there. We are more ambitious, more empathetic and generally pay more attention to our appearance. We find this exhausting and after a long working day, we see ourselves as being us again. Most people see their home as a fulfilment of this wish, others strive to optimise themselves, which is why they are drawn to the gym first.
But you can break the circle by building friendships and acquaintanceships between these two levels!
No one will ever get up for dinner again after coming home from work and making themselves comfortable in front of Netflix. No matter how good the friendship is, because inside we’ve already finished the day and are looking forward to the feeling of security that comes with being at home.
Hence our pro tip: Use your breaks, especially your lunch break, to get to know people. It is just as well to do this after work.
Our mind sees it as an intermediate step between our work and the tension and security of our home. In addition, the time factor is not important, since you take a lunch break every day anyway.
Likewise, one should see further education in other cities as an opportunity to get to know completely new people.
Taking advantage of these hidden times is what drives us to optimise our work-life balance.
Life is not just about work – but it’s not about Netflix either ;)
Life is about being lived, making acquaintances, gaining new impressions and discovering who you are. To set yourself new goals, to see and experience new things. Use your time – because it is right now.