The first step to having a balanced work and family life is to have an understanding of what is important to you.
Are the priorities in your life balanced with your time commitments?
When I was working in the corporate world, I was out of balance emotionally so I was unable to find balance in my personal life or my business world.
Work Life Balance Tips
The following exercise was one of the instrumental influences that convinced me to take the step of leaving my 30-year career.
All the work & life balance tips in the world will not help if you are not giving the important things the time they deserve!
Now as a business and life coach I frequently use this exercise as a tool in getting new clients on track with their priorities in life.
Set aside some personal quiet time to consider the following questions without interruptions.
What Are Your Work, Family, Life Priorities?
Make a list of the top 10 priorities in your life. This is a list of what your emotional priorities are.
Do not put things on the list because you think they are supposed to be there.
For example you may feel that a “good” son or daughter would prioritize their parents and yet emotionally you do not really feel that they are that important to you. Write down your true priorities, not what you think others would want you to write down…
Think, then examine your thoughts with your heart!
Examine your heart and only put true personal/emotional priorities on your list. Examples may include:
- Home business
- Social life
- Growing a sales team
- Recreational events
Initially just randomly jot down priorities in any order, until you have 10 on the list.
Be specific! Don’t rush! (Take a few days to mull over this for honesty!)
Depending on how you think and feel the list may include your important people’s names and your business and other passions. Balanced…are you?