lie in bed on a Sunday night, dreading the week ahead?
like there are so many competing priorities?
get overwhelmed by all the business in your life?
direction for your life is set by others and you are not feeling in control?
feel like you are just surviving?
searching for balance in your life, where you can get done what you want to get
done and enjoy every moment?Do you know what is a balanced life for you, not
someone else's idea of what a balanced life looks like?
is Life Balance?
Well it includes these and
more than time management
Balance joins not
separates work and life
boundaries set by your priorities
Balance shows up
as calm, see things with clarity, motivated
is what works for you
One - Balance is not measured by a clock
is not a good indicator of a life in balance. When you put your life in
compartments, time set for the job, time set for the family and relationships,
time set for you and the belief that balance can be achieved in a systematic
orderly way. It may look like you have your act together and all is in order,
but remember life is always in motion and you need to adapt.
set your life by the clock you are setting yourself up for ripples of
frustration. Your balance is not based
on the time you spent in each compartment of your life; they are achieved when
you are enjoying the moment and the value it is bringing to you and to
others. When you are
juggling your job, others are relying on you to show up every day, when your
day can go in so many different directions, assigning a percentage of your day
to each "part" can pull you and put you off balance.
with the term work-life balance as if you stop one and start
another, there is life in work and work in life - no need to pull them
When it comes to
balance I think of how the tight rope walker
uses balance and how the brain and the body work together, always in motion,
readjusting to what is needed but focused on taking one step at a time.
comes from being in the present moment, to be able to adapt and adjust and
get back on track.
leads to Tip Two and Balance needs a compass
compass is a good indicator of a life in balance. To source your balance work
out what really is important, what are the priorities?
gives you direction.
starts from knowing what is important to you and what you want to
focus on - you have set the direction, your compass direction. There will
be urgent stuff to get done, the unexpected and that's ok, because you
will readjust back to your compass direction.
out your priorities is going to help with your goals and what you want to
accomplish and more importantly see a shift in your life to sourcing the
balance. Start small, it is better to make small adjustments over time, you are
trying out what works for you.
your balance comes from being honest with yourself in all areas of your
connect with someone to help you strengthen your life balance and celebrate the
minor and major wins.