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What No One Ever Told You About Work-Life Balance

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What No One Ever Told You About Work-Life Balance
When it comes to work and life, most of us know what it feels like to be out of balance. But do we know what it feels like to be in balance? It's not a trick question-even if it seems so at first. A few years ago, I took my mentoring group on a ropes course.

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Balance is not the same as rest

Balance is not the same as rest

It’s not about rest and finally getting that much-needed break, though it does include these aspects.

Balance is about distributing demands so we can stay on track. And sometimes that takes a lot of work. 

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Balance is dynamic

Balance is dynamic

Momentum helps us stay on course. It’s the same for all the corrections and adjustments we make along the way. 

Balance requires tweaking our schedule, task lists, and more. If you have it right one week, it still requires attention the next.

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Balance is intentional

Balance is intentional

We have to make purposeful decisions and actions if we want balance. It’s not accidental. 

Those decisions and actions will look different for each of us, but they’re essential for all of us just the same.

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Take a break

Think about your life. What is really important to you? How would you like to live your life?

Write down the things that are truly important to you, the things that ten years from now...

The things you are doing every day

  • Write them down. For example, wake up, eat breakfast, go to work…
  • Highlight the tasks that you do daily that are in line with your priorities.
  • The highlighted stuff is the important stuff that you do every day. Everything else is urgent.

Cut down on the urgent stuff

  • Some “urgent” activities will just need to go. Maybe you can wait until later after all to check your picture on Facebook.
  • Some “urgent” activities will need to be delegated. Your assistant, if you have one, could actually pay that bill.
  • Some others will be better organized. You could actually make a batch of lunches every Sunday and Wednesday.

A Zombie's drive

A Zombie's drive

Zombies are unstoppable. Even though a zombie is missing a limb or two or being shot at, it just keeps on going.

Although they always stumble, they always have the drive to...

Zombies are relatable

There are times that we feel heavy and problems seem to weigh us down, and later on, it feels almost impossible to keep moving to what we want.. we feel lifeless, but still alive.

And this can all be likened to the life of a zombie.

Moving forward

The good thing about being a zombies is that they still have that urge to move forward to their goals after all of the setbacks. And that attitude is what we should apply in our lives.