Having a balanced 9 to 5

Every day, 21.18 million people in the UK wake up, go to work, sit at their desks at 9am then get up again eight hours later. We occasionally move away from our desks by going out for lunch or going to a meeting. As we have the internet, everything at our fingertips there is no need to move away from our desks. This has a downside as we can access our work emails by a click of the finger and be one step closer to answering that question.

You often hear that we need to a healthy 9 to 5 work balance in order to perform better. We need to be able to turn off the computer at five o’clock and switch off from work.

So how do we keep a 9 to 5 balance? What are the tips on how to cope with this? Well personally it’s to enjoy the things you love, making sure you have room.

Blogging. My blog has taken off, I really enjoy posting and writing blogs about what I’ve been doing. I know it’s on a computer, but for me it’s relaxing and it’s for me this time instead of for someone else.

Colouring and Dot-to-dots. For Christmas last year I got my first colouring book, the Great British Bake Off book. Since then I have received more from family and friends.

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Spending time with my family. There is nothing better then spending time with my nephews, my sister, dad, michelle, mum or Ian. They make me smile and make me see the world in a brighter spot.

Food and Drink. I love food whether it’s cooking it, eating it at food festivals in restaurants or wherever or simply blogging about it. Food interests me, I love to read about it, it excites me due to its ever changing and of course relaxes me.  I love it all.

Reading. I got given a Kindle for Christmas, so far I have bought lots of different books I have read. I’m not a fan of fiction, but I have enjoyed Carrie Hope Fisher On The Other Side and after reading a blog saying nothing but compliments, I picked up One Million Love Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley. Receiving a voucher for Amazon, I’ve recently purchased Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which I am in love with currently.


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