Honestly, how DO you create balance in your crazy life?
It’s a question so many have. Work-life balance can be a constant struggle and area of angst.
For anyone who wants to create a balance in their life at home and at work there are various areas that we should look at. You may not even be aware of how all these different areas affect you when it comes to leading a balanced life.
You Can Create Balance!
The various areas of our life to look at when reflecting on how to create balance include:
• Your own health
Take a look at each area and determine if you are happy with each one. Things to ask yourself include questions such as:
• Do I spend enough time with these people?
• Do I get along with them?
• Do I enjoy what I am doing?
• Do I eat a healthy diet?
• Do I exercise enough?
How To Create Balance
If there is an area that gives you an answer that you are not happy about, then this is a point that needs improvement. If you aren’t exercising enough look for ways to improve this. Can you incorporate exercise into a family activity such as going hiking or swimming? This fulfills you in two areas, spending time on exercise and spending time with your family.
If your answer to the work question is no, that you dislike your job. Look for ways to correct this. Can you ask for a transfer to another department or even relocate to a new office? Is it time to look for a new job altogether?
When you have even one area that you are dissatisfied with this can ruin any balance in your life. The above list of areas are only suggestions and you may have others that you want to include.
Simply create your own list of the people and things that are important to you. Then examine each one to see if you are happy with the current outcomes of each.
If not, determine:
a) how important they actually are, and,
b) what you can do to improve this. Your actions could be to cross them off your list because after some debate they aren’t as necessary as you thought.
When you have a balance in your life at home and at work you should:
• Be happy with your current situation
• Be able to deal with any curve ball life throws your way
• Have a peace of mind
• Be happy with the person that you are
Now it’s your turn. Go forth and create balance, Diva. You can do this!