Thursday, January 27, 2011

Life Balancing

Achieving life balance is about getting the right mix of career, family time, rest and relaxation.  Too often the pressures of managing a career and making money dominate our lives - so take some time out and think about how you can achieve your own personal life balance.  Incorporate these ideals into your life for balance.
1. Figure Out What Really Matters to You in Life.
The important point here is to figure out what you want your priorities to be, not what you think they should be.  Don't let what others influence your decisions about YOUR priorities.  This is your life.

2. Drop Any and All Unnecessary Activities.
If at all possible, drop any commitments and pursuits that don't make your top-five list of priorities.  Unnecessary activities and projects keep you away from the things that matter the most to you.

3. Protect Your Private Time.
Protecting your private time often leads to greater satisfaction in both work life and personal life, greater productivity, and more creativity.  Set time for work and set time for aside for leisure.  Do not let your work spill into leisure time.  Family and fun are equally as important as your paycheck.

4. Accept Help to Balance Your Life.
Allow yourself to rely on your partner, family members, or friends - anyone who can take on some of your responsibilities while you focus on other top priorities.  When someone offers to lend a hand, accept it.  They shouldn't offer if they truly don't want to help.

5. Plan Fun and Relaxation.
Fun and relaxation are an essential part of living a well-balanced life. Plan what you're going to do and make necessary arrangements to ensure you'll be able to keep your commitment.  Even if you don't know what you are going to do, plan free time anyway.  Something you enjoy will come up and fill that time.

Now that you have the basics, fill it in with the specifics that will make your life more meaningful to you.  Finding the right balance is what life is all about.  It's time to start living yours today.

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