The Business of Balance – finding balance between work and play.
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This week we’ll reveal our tips for finding balance across your professional and personal life.
There’s always another level of balance and proficiency in managing your life.
Decide why you need more balance and what it means to you. What exactly would that mean to you – can you describe in detail what it would be like and feel like? Define what balance means to you and block and protect time in your life so you can achieve it.
Remove Distractions. Most people aren’t “out of balance,” they’re in distraction. TV, internet and social networks (apart from Nest 😉 take away hours of their time, which adds to hours per week and years of life wasted. So, get rid of those things that aren’t adding real value, depth or joy to your life.
Say no. Every yes tacks on time to your life’s agenda, always taking away from something else. If you lose hours of your life pleasing people or responding to people’s false emergencies, then your life quickly falls out of balance. Learn to say no to the things that aren’t moving you closer to your goals.
Hit your mark. When you say you’re going to spend an hour on the phone with someone, but you spend 75 minutes—there’s 15 minutes of bleed time. The more often you go too long on your meetings, promises or conversations, the more you lose time. Set a time and stick to it. That’s integrity and discipline, and that’s how to get your life back.
Improve your health. If you want more balance in your life, then invest in your well-being. Sleep well and introduce meditation so you can be more focused, efficient and effective during the day. If you feel more physically energized each day, you’ll have more power to stay focused, say no, and manage your time.
Try all these things and reward yourself with a renewed sense of vitality.
From Onny and the team – cheers for reading.