Is 2020 the year you stop stressing and start living?
If you’re committed to enjoy better balance so you’re more productive at work and present at home, you’ve come to the right place! This is the first of three consecutive blog posts that highlights the key takeaways from my leadership development program, Work-Life Balance Wisdom: The Why, What and How of Better Balance. (While there’s no such thing as perfect balance, we can all make wise choices to enjoy better balance to enhance our health, relationships and work performance.)
Why do you want more balance? Such a simple question and often difficult to answer. But, once you do, the rest becomes much easier. That’s because knowing your why—your heartfelt goal or goals—will motivate you to learn new skills, develop new habits, and make positive changes.
Ask yourself: If I had more time, energy and other resources, what would I do?
Here are the big and small whys I hear most often:
- Apply for that promotion or leadership role
- Take better care of myself (eat healthier, exercise more, meditate, get a checkup, etc.)
- Spend more intentional time with my children/family
- Nurture more meaningful friendships
- Enjoy domestic activities, like cooking or gardening
- Read more books
- Volunteer to give back
- Network/develop business relationships more effectively
- Go to school for an advanced degree or certification
- Learn to play a musical instrument or sport
- Travel for fun
- Write a book (novel, business book or memoir)
Take some time in the next week to write down your whys and reflect on their importance to you.
Share your why here!
Next week, I’ll show you how to assess and prioritize what you’re trying to balance.