Work-life balance is a concept including proper prioritising between work (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation).
Last summer, my partner and I went to visit my sister, her husband and small children in Bristol. They all looked very well, relaxed and happy. They had found a work-life balance; a way to balance work and being outdoors over the summer and were all enjoying life. I had been working and studying throughout the summer and felt drained and exhausted.
We reflected on the small changes we could make in the following year to achieve a better balance and avoid getting to a place where we felt burnt out. We took a week out in early January and planned our holidays for the year. Having completed my coaching qualification, I reduced my hours in my role working for a charity to be able to really dedicate some quality time to growing and developing my coaching business.
Those small steps have made a huge difference and I now feel I have a better work-life balance. I’m giving my charity work and coaching the time and energy they deserve and have more quality time to spend with my partner and friends at the weekends.
If you’re feeling exhausted, why not take a few moments to ask yourself these questions?
- What is taking my energy?
- What gives me energy?
- What small change could I make over the next week to achieve more balance in my life?
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