If you’re finding it more difficult than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you’re not alone. With my seven day work schedule, I used to stress over everything, especially the things that was out of my control. I have now learned to focus my time and attention on things I can control, and how to prioritise work when everything is important.
I would like to share with you how I bring a little more balance into my daily routine during the month of June:
1. Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend – Mornington Peninsula Road Trip
I know that if I am surrounded by pianos and technology, I will not switch off and rest. A road trip changes up the routine and gets you out of the house. It’s taking off on an adventure together with friends and family. A road trip combines anticipation, adventure, and exploration all at once.
I love discovering new places and things. Maybe it’s a Café or a look out in a hidden place. Maybe it’s great food, cheese and wine. You never know what might be just over the hill.
A good road trip creates memories. There are new places to see, new foods to eat, new people to meet, and more.
Mornington Peninsula has lots to see and lots to do and lots of food!
After a long road trip, nothing beats coming home. You are feel fully recharged and ready to get back into work and take on the world again.
2. Property Rejuvenation -Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend.
Thank you to my brother Johnny, Susan, Ron and his brother for completely transforming our studio landscaping over the Queen’s birthday long weekend. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have such kind hearted and great people in my life. I can now finally spend more time on the music school and less time worrying about the grass and weeds.
3. My music students are funny, fascinating and unpredictable -They are the masterminds behind LMH.
I feel blessed to be helping people, doing something I enjoy and being appreciated for my hard work. I started teaching piano when I was 14 years of age and I ate muesli bars, junk food, frozen meals because I had no time to cook or even study. During the time I was studying Science at University, I had 30 hours of scheduled classes and practicals to attend. I remember how I used to rush home to teach piano and skip dinner. When I graduated my Diploma of Music and started to offer in home tuition, I would be snacking in the car in between students and sleeping 3-5 hours a day to balance out work, study and friends. I’m sure the parents of my students knew this and they would always offer a home cooked dinner before the lesson so I could eat a proper meal with their family, before teaching. It still brings tears to my eyes at how blessed I was during my start up phase of Lina’s Music House to have kind hearted families who looked out for my well being. Why do I say all of this? You reap what you sow. The life I live now is because of delayed gratification and lots of hard work. Enjoy what you do, be great at what you do and build a business that lasts…..
4. Combining my favourite things in life – Music, Food, Health, and Business
5. Reward yourself for each career milestone.
I understand myself very well so I know how to motivate myself. I always set myself small and large career goals to help me achieve my end goal . I reward myself with good food if I reach each small milestone and reward myself with an overseas trip for each large milestone.
Life is an art and you are the artist. What are you creating?
Your life is a beautiful work in progress that you are constantly refining.
Today is a new day and there is a blank canvas in front of you. You are the artist and you have the power to create your own life. What will be your masterpiece?