Balancing Life

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Balancing life – it is not a new challenge, but it doesn’t seem to be one we are getting any better at!

For anyone struggling to create a balance in their life at home and at work have a look at these areas in your life and then ask yourself a few questions:

  • Spouse/Partner
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Relatives
  • Friends
  • Work
  • Colleagues
  • Boss
  • 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?

If there is an area that gives you an answer that you are not happy about, then this is a point that you can change and improve. 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 fulfils 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? Or 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 if 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 always be:

  • Happy with your current situation
  • Able to deal with any curve ball life throws your way
  • Have a peace of mind
  • Be happy with the person that you are

So now it is your turn to start creating balance in your life, good luck.

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