Work – Life Balance

Most of my clients end up wanting to talk about how to get their life in balance. Finding a sense of balance is difficult in the forward-motion, multi-tasking and fast-paced world in which we live. Maintaining equilibrium takes intentional care and the assistance of a coach, in my opinion. If we could keep our lives balanced by ourselves we would do it. I know in my own life I need accountability, encouragement and tough love, at times, to keep a clear perspective of my lifes reality.
One informal system I use with clients is called the life-balance star. It helps them and me to track (mentally) the five components of balance that all of us struggle with. The five components include:
o OUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE
o OUR PERSONAL LIFE
o OUR PHYSICAL LIFE
o OUR LEGACY LIFE
o OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE
Keeping these five in balance is a chore. Setting goals in each category is important. There is no way to maintain perfect balance and certain ones gain health at the expense of another at times. Using physical health and relaxation to strengthen our professional life is one way to stay balanced. Spiritual health has a way of strengthening the other areas of life. Maybe this is a good time to work at balancing these areas of your life. Consult with a coach or find an accountability partner to help you focus on work-life balance.

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