Is Your Work-life balance none existent?

We can be thrown out of our routine when change happens. This could be starting a new job moving home, or when other things take place that mess with your usual routine, your work life balance now seems like you’re not getting anything done, spinning in circles + getting stressed out in the process. Get some sanity back by doing these 5 simple things!

1. Recognize

Are you doing what serves you?

What’s one thing you are doing right now that you don’t need to? Let go of it.

Your values what are they? Are they nonexistent in your life? Make time to identify your values so you can choose activities that serve your values & serve you. This will allow you to make decisions in harmony with what you are really about and what you truly want to do, not what you think you have to. You will be glad you did.

 

2. Plan

Prioritize…

What must get done like it was last week? What’s playing on your mind the most? If it helps, write a plan to help you with setting priorities for the week ahead. You may not stick to the plan but it will help take things out of your mind and on to paper. Focus on the day in hand and what you can do now.

Allocate a set amount of time for things you need to get done if you are at home cleaning, I know how it goes you could be there for hours still finding more to do. Don’t do that, make a time limit so you can get other things done too.

 

3. Focus

What do you need to focus on right now? Are you at work, worrying about what needs to be done at home? This will most definitely stress you out. Focus on being present doing the task you are doing so if you’re at work be at work not letting your mind wonder worrying about what needs to be done at home and vice versa.

 

4. Who’s Important?

Children, spouse, family, extended family, dog?

The people in your life are what really matters. Not making time for your family is the worst thing you can do I understand you may work long hours or work away but creating the space for people that really matter is more important than anything. Make the sacrifices; don’t get caught up with using precious time doing something you can do another day. I’ve been caught up cleaning, cooking and ‘getting thing prepared’ when all my little girls want is their mommy’s attention. Now, I give them my attention, always.

 

5. Your Turn

What is one thing you are going to do right now that will make a positive change today when it comes to creating a great work-life balance?

 

RESOURCES

Download this wheel of life exercise to help you create a life of balance you deserve

Wheel-of-Life-with-Instructions (click to download)

 

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How To Create a Work Life Balance Doing These 5 Simple Things (Especially #4)

4 thoughts on “How To Create a Work Life Balance Doing These 5 Simple Things (Especially #4)

  • 21/02/2014 at
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    Great post, Diana! One thing that I think is important is realizing what works and what doesn’t. Last week, I did a reading deprivation as part of an exercise to build my creative processes, but I found that I kept spending the whole time wanting to read something. I tended to average about 15-20 pages a week for the previous month, but I only got about four pages done that week. I found out that TV is far more of a distraction for me than reading is, so needless to say, if I’m going to do any sort of deprivation like that in the future, it will be TV instead of reading 😉

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    • 25/02/2014 at
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      Thanks Steve! And thanks for sharing this too, I agree TV is definitely a distraction when important stuff needs to be done 🙂

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  • 05/03/2014 at
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    Great article Diana,

    I think these are lessons all of us should learn to apply in our lives. The biggest thing we all tend to be afraid of is kicking back and taking breaks and having fun.
    I think having fun is great and hardly a waste of time as it allows your brain to get creative and think outside the box.
    If you’re doing something that looks like unproductive work, but makes you feel good doing it. Don’t feel bas about it as its hardly a waste of time 🙂

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    • 05/03/2014 at
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      yes Onder, I totally agree fun is so important as part of balancing everything else in fact its necessary!

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