Hello everyone, first of all, I apologize for being MIA for such a long time.The big news is that I got a job in an MNC, my first ever job. Life had a drastic change after the job. A total lifestyle change, from the life of being a student for the last 20 years to working in the environment of a Multinational company.
At first, it felt a little overwhelming, intimidating to be in such a completely different environment, but my colleagues were so warm and friendly that the feeling quickly settled down. From the freedom and pride of earning your own money to having a sense of responsibility for the work & assignments given to you, from being able to put a smile on parent’s face and make them happy to struggling to manage a hectic schedule, life is pretty bittersweet at this moment. My morning starts pretty early at 5 AM and ends at 12:30 AM. With 9.5 hours of work and almost 5 hours of journey to and from work(all thanks to traffic jam) it really takes a toll on the body and mind. I know how much sleeping is important for our health, but sadly I am not getting enough of it. Even my eating habits changed a lot. On weekends, the only time that you get to spend with your family and go out to meet friends, junk food comes in. In one and a half months of my job life, I understood that it is really hard to stay fit with 9.5 hours of a desk job and so much journey. Work life and personal life is totally unbalanced at this moment and I am still trying to figure out on how to fit all aspects of my life in the 24 hours of a day. With time passing by I am trying to settle down and organize as much as possible. To start with, I started packing lunch and variety of snacks for office every day to eat homemade food and avoid the junk food and eat on time. Secondly, I try to take a break of 5 minutes every 2 hours( or every 1 hour if I don’t have huge work pressure) and walk around the office or walk up and down few flights of stairs, this really has an instant energizing effect and instantly uplifts your mood and you feel fresh. When I am not working much or during a break, I use my phone to call someone only if I really have to and avoid checking social media on my phone to give my eyes some cool off time and to avoid straining them. I religiously follow a skincare routine as improper sleep, irregular food, pollution, dust and long journey harms your skin a lot. My skin care routine consists of a cleansing, toning, moisturizing twice a day (CTM routine), scrubbing twice a week to keep the skin fresh and free from dead cells and face mask once or twice(if I have time) a week. A special mention of a thing that I do every day and which I believe gives me energy, positiveness, motivation and makes me happy is smiling. Every day while going to office I try to get a window seat on the bus, turn on the music on my headphones, and look outside and enjoy the nature with a big smile on my face. Since I am a month and a half into the new job with probation period for four and a half more months, wish me luck. Overall I love my new life, the work life and I hope to organize and balance my life as soon as possible.
To sort my life and make it a bit easy in this hectic schedule I would like a bit of help from my readers.
1. How do you keep a balance between your work life and personal life?
2. Any easy ideas for lunch and snacks for office?
3. Any tips for the office newbie?
4. What is the positive or motivating factor that keeps you going every day?
5. If you have a blog and you work full time, how do you manage both?
6. Any tips on how to stay fit with a desk job?
Thank you in advance and have a good day.
Wish me Luck 🙂