Work Life Balance
Work life balance doesn't necessarily mean making the same amount of hours a day for work, family, household chores, or
fun activities with your children
. That is just too unrealistic. Everything varies from day to day, so if you try to make equal amounts of time for everything you'll find yourself having no balance at all. It will feel like your spinning in a circle and getting nothing accomplished. You'll start to feel like a robot and might begin to say to yourself, "what is the purpose?"
Work life balance is all about prioritizing, jotting things down on a notepad if necessary, making time for the important things. If you have that balance, you will feel like your gaining control over your life, therefore; feeling less
and more motivated. End result: you will get more things done.
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Poor work life balance can lead to:
Lost time with family and friends: You may find yourself not spending as much time with your family and friends that you would like. Your friends may have wondered where you disappeared to. Your kids may start to miss you, even though they see you. It's not the quantity of time you spend with them, it's the quality.
Fatigue: You have no energy. You may feel older than you really are. Life seems to have been sucked right out of you. By the time you get home from work, you just want to forget everything and lay on the couch, but you can't. You're not getting enough adequate rest at night. It feels like a never ending cycle and life is definetely not enjoyable.
Unorganized: You feel like no matter what you do, there's always more to be done. By the end of the day certain important tasks never even got touched. Maybe it was the laundry, appointments, the kids' homework... You feel like there isn't enough time in the day to accomplish everything.
More expectations: You feel like you have more to do today than you did yesturday. The list just keeps piling up and you can never get a grasp of things. You put more hours into work, so you'll have a bigger paycheck, but now your expected take on more tasks. You feel responsible for more than you can handle.
Unhealthy: You feel so overwhelmed by your daily tasks that you don't stop to take time for your health. Grabbing a burger is a quick dinner, a pop out of the vending machine, and exercise, who has time for that?
Work life balance can be a challenging process, but it is possible. Imagine the benefits that come with it. Wouldn't it be nice to gain control of your life and to feel like anything is possible? How long has it been since you felt that way?
There is help out there for people trying to gain back that control. You just have to take the steps to make it happen. Tasks change on a day to day basis so balancing your work and personal life will change frequently. It's all about getting on task and staying there. And most important, learning to say no. You can't do everything, but you sure can do the important things. Prioritizing is the number one key.
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