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Work-Life Balance & A Weekend in Tauranga

Work-Life Balance & A Weekend in Tauranga

It was not an escape from life. It was making sure that life didn't escape me.

Ever since I have moved to Auckland I have been stuck in a cycle; work, uni, sleep, repeat. It was a bit of a shock to my system. I had a four month holiday between finishing school and starting uni which, needless to say, was the by far the best summer of my entire life! But it also meant that I had become unbelievably and disgustingly lazy!

I quickly got a job and uni came at me in full-force leaving little room for a social life or a life at all really. 

This weekend was the first tiny little time slot where I had no class and no work on Friday or Saturday - so what did I do? I gapped it! I packed my bags and headed south to Tauranga. It wasn't a complete holiday - it couldn't be because I had an assignment due on the Tuesday morning! But I was able to really think about that whole "work-life balance" thing and take some time out to make the most of life. And assignments are way more enjoyable while sipping coffee from a sun-kissed cafe at the Mount! And yes... contrary to what the photos I have used in this post may suggest, I actually did get some sunshine! 

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I think that balance really isn't about slacking off in certain areas but being a bit smarter with my time. I had to sit down and ask myself what I am prioritising. If you work for eight hours a day and get eight hours sleep at night, what are those other 8 spent doing? To be entirely honest, I don't even know where those other eight hours go! I probably spend a few too many hours on social media and then all of the rest of those hours in the kitchen making food to avoid doing anything that is somewhat productive.

Ballin'

Ballin'

Prescription for Pessimism

Prescription for Pessimism