When you think about work-life balance what comes to mind? Is it the fear that if you actually have work life balance you will miss out on opportunities to advance your career?
Is it possible to leave work at 5pm and still get promoted? Why is it that some feel that if you leave at 5pm every day you’re a slacker? Why can’t it mean that you’re proficient and good with time management?
Work-life balance is possible, but you have to define what that means to you. Balance means different things for different people so don’t let someone else determine what that means for you! There are specific industries where overtime may be required or expected which is why balance may mean something else if you work a job where overtime is expected. The key is whether you are expected to work overtime or not to not forget about self-care.
A rule I live by is to not work to please people because it’s just exhausting! If you work hard, it will show and you can be promoted on that! If you have to jump through hoops and complete an obstacle course to be promoted, then you may need to take time to rethink if this is indeed the job for you.
To begin to have work-life balance, you will need to decide what’s important to you. Once you know what’s important, you can start to set boundaries on your time. With setting boundaries, you will know your limits and what you may need to change or adjust to have balance.
So here’s a guide to creating balance as it’s something that you have to create….
1.Define what balance means to you
3.Create a plan of action
4.If at any time you feel like the plan isn’t working…create a new plan
To learn more about what you can do to strive towards balance subscribe to my YouTube channel and check out 2 videos below on the Holistic Model and the Life Balance Model. In the videos, you will learn 2 simple exercise you can do to make sure you have balance in your life.
How to Find Balance – The Holistic Model
Steps to have more balance in your life – The Life Balance Model