Remember that feeling when you finally accomplished that goal you’d been working on for years?

For a few moments, you, for once, felt like everything really was right with the world. You were unstoppable. Life was an oyster, and you had just cracked it open.

Utter bliss, right?

But what about that feeling right after said accomplishment (and feelings of elation), where you realized you still had an incredibly long journey in front of you?

Probably didn’t feel so hot.

Life, work, and the professional juggling act you have to perform every day can be like that.

But they don’t have to!

Here at Sterling Staff Academy, we know how it feels to conquer the professional world, only to come home to utter chaos and confusion… and we want to help!

We’ve sourced 3 best practices from national experts to help you make that oh-so-busy professional life of yours easier than you ever thought possible.

You can thank us later.

1. Plan Early.

It’s no fun coming home on a weekday evening to a dirty house and a dinner-less stove. In fact, infrequent meal prep can lead to more gray hairs than you’d think. Experts indicate planning your meals for the week is one of the easiest ways to cut back on unnecessary stressors at home. In fact, once you’ve set up a meal schedule, one of our trained apprentices could do the dirty work of implementing it with no trouble at all. Dinner served, crisis avoided.

2. More Mess May Mean Less Stress (Unless You Hire An Apprentice).

Forbes said it best– for those that think logging 60+ hours a week at work, cooking every night, and keeping your home spotless can be done with ease on a consistent basis… you’re wrong. Beds that aren’t razor sharp, or molding that’s a little dusty isn’t going to kill you. Rethinking the whole “messy” concept and cutting yourself some slack every now and again really will give you some time to enjoy life a bit more. If things just have to be spic and span, consider hiring one of our apprentices or a cleaning service to help you with the upkeep. You’ll be glad you did.

3. Take Some Time For Yourself. Seriously.

We can’t stress how important it is to stake out some time during the week to do nothing more than enjoy yourself. Experts say carving out “me time” regularly not only reduces stress- it makes you feel a heck of a lot better about things. The amount of time is your choice, and while it doesn’t have to be long, it’s best if it’s uninterrupted. So if the kids want you to make them some dessert, or the spouse needs you to start a load in the washer, let your apprentice tend to it. You might even turn your phone off, if you think it’ll distract you.

You need this time. Trust us.

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