WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU HEAR “WORK LIFE BALANCE?”
Entrepreneurs are notorious for not maintaining a work life balance. I am in no way discouraging you from pursuing your goals, but we need to talk about taking it easy. I have outlined a practical guide to maintaining work life balance below… if it worked for me, by golly, it can work for you!
Step 1 – SET PRIORITIES
What do you value? Write a list of your priorities and live by them (seriously). Base your life decisions on your priority list. People who have been lucky enough to live to a ripe, old age have shared this same strategy.
It helps simplify and restore balance to your life.
Step 2 – ASK ‘IS IT WORTH IT?’
Is your work worth it? Is there a way to automate something you are doing manually that is taking too much time? This is a tough one because a lot of us need to work and don’t have an option. However, if you do have the option, determine whether or not your job is a dead-end job or if there is something bigger out there for you.
If you’re already an entrepreneur and are not seeing the results you need, maybe it’s time to define your audience.
Step 3 – FREE TIME?! NOW WHAT?
How will you spend your time? Social life? Working on your invention? Organizing your work space? A day out with friends? Sitting on the living room floor with your to play with your kids? A good spa day?
Determine how you will spend your new-found free time (if you made your priority list!)
Step 4 – COME TO A REALIZATION
Come to the realization that work life balance is impossible to maintain 100% of the time. It’s about the journey not the destination.
If we focus solely on achieving something, we don’t learn anything. The journey and it’s lessons, will benefit us more than the destination ever will!
WHAT’S YOUR SCORE? – Check out the Life Balance Quiz to see where you land on the life balance scale.
In the grand scheme of life, we want to remember the good times. Don’t you want to look back on your life and appreciate the times you put the hustle to one side and lived it up a little? I want to be able to do that.
Be sure to comment with any thoughts you may have!
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN WORK LIFE BALANCE?
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