In all things we need balance. One area most struggle with is work-life balance. We all have to work, but we all need to live. What is a life that is only spent working?
Do you have a balanced life?
Setting boundaries for yourself between work and life can be a very beneficial thing. Some feel they have to work hard hours to get by or even worse just to break even, but taking time away from work can revitalize your drive and make the hours you do put in more effective.
Balance is needed in all aspects of your life. Don’t confuse quantity with quality. Quality time with friends and family can offset a lot of stress from outside influences. Balance is not all about time.
Step back once in a while and check yourself on how you’ve been divided between the different aspects of your life – work, family, friends, leisure, etc.. This is a key action you need to take. Imbalances in any of theses will lead to unhappiness or burnout.
Taking time to asses and measure how you divide yourself is the first step to awareness of how unbalanced you really are. We mostly don’t notice until it becomes a bigger problem that we’d rather not have.
Be mindful of how you divide yourself among the aspects of your life. This will give you perspective of where you may need to adjust. Balance is key to having happiness and success!
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