The balance between work and personal life is an objective that many want to achieve. Although a dilemma arises, if you spend time living your life either alone, as a couple or as a family, your work performance may be affected and vice versa.
The work can be seen as a tool to achieve our dreams requires both effort and dedication, and that is only possible if you enjoy our life also is in equilibrium and if we can share with others.
Remember that success is not only based on the material things that money can buy, it is also about enjoying real life, sharing with the people you love the most, valuing time enormously, that we will never recover it.
Success is a Matter of Balance!
The first step in achieving that balance is to be aware of your priorities to date. If you stay long hours at work, forgetting to spend quality time with your partner or with your children, it is a sign that there is something to change.
Secondly, it is important to define how you use the most important resource, TIME. If you are not organized in your work and dedicate enough time to activities that do not allow you to advance, you will most certainly dedicate a large part of the day or night to push the things you could not do due to dedicating yourself to unproductive activity.
Therefore determine which are the urgent, important, disposable, and additional activities, in order to focus your energy on doing those that demand more importance at the beginning of your workday, and in this way, the day will be more productive.
Third, reflect on your work rate. Being constantly stressed, by your results, the results of your colleagues, or your company, result in terrible sleep and eating habits.
You leave social relationships aside and even reduce your own mental and physical care, all together, they are not part of the path to success but rather a free fall towards physical and mental illness. So pause, and if this is your case, you need to take action.
Fourth, spend time resting, relaxing your mind, outside of work activities, although you may not believe, but this type of activities help you recharge, and in this way, you will achieve greater productivity at work. The important thing is to be in the present moment and enjoy them since if you are remembering your work activities, you will be more stressed and tired when you return to your work.
Fifth, go back to basics, remember your essence, what you are working for, what you formed a family for, what you are with your partner, remember what your life purpose is, this will help you to always keep in mind your essence, to resume your dreams and your hopes to get rid of the slavery mentality and renew your spirit. There is no use in being successful at your job if your personal life is a disaster.
Zig Ziglar said:
I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.