We are living in an epidemic of urgency and busyness. Unless we are flat out, working ridiculous hours, we are judged, and we often judge ourselves, as lazy or unproductive. However, it's becoming increasingly clear that downtime is not only beneficial to individuals but also essential for successfully leading teams.
No one who becomes rich or successful in any particular business or field starts with all the skills he or she needs. Have you ever noticed that the greatest minds and highest achievers are committed to ongoing personal and professional development? They know that their computers need to be upgraded on a regular basis and so do they. And they know they can't rely on yesterday's knowledge to achieve tomorrow's victories.
What schedule do the most successful people use? What does science say? How do we gain the focus and energy to be at our best?
Is it possible to have a vacation if we are working? How connected (via phones and email, etc.) can we, or should we, be on our vacation? While these are important questions, there is not necessarily a direct answer.
When your work life and personal life are out of balance, your stress level is likely to soar. Use these practical strategies to restore harmony.
Fortunately there seems to be a growing trend, to create a business that is an enabler of the owner’s lifestyle. People want to build a business they enjoy, but more importantly, build a business that actually encompasses life goals and passions as well.
Balancing the many demands of life is not simple. But if you are able to do it consistently, then you are well on your way to living a happy and fulfilling life. You create your future by the decisions you make today. So decide today to commit to life balance and enrich your life!
The work-life balance movement is gathering momentum and is changing the way we work. We know the buzzwords, but what is work-life balance really? What does it mean for your career and how can it benefit a business?
Have you got your life in order? Are you sure? From coaching thousands of business leaders, most lose sight of what is important to them. And the consequences are often severe!
Work-life balance is not something you achieve and then never have to worry about again. It is something you need to constantly monitor and work at over time.
Keeping a distance between your work life and your home life is a good thing.
If your staff member doesn't actually leave work, because you won't let them virtually through text and email, they don't get the restorative benefits of going on leave in the first place - and you get a crazy, stressed out staff member with a cranky family.
How to be on when it's needed, and off when you're home.
It's really easy to get caught up in the day-to-day things in life and lose track of the big picture. We are so busy doing "stuff" we can easily get out of balance and find that we aren't paying attention to the important things that really matter. Over time this can lead to real problems if left unresolved. Being "holistic" or "in balance" is something that you need to work at.
We work way too hard, at least most of us do.
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