‘In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count … it’s the life in your years’ Abraham Lincoln.
Once you get caught on the work and spend treadmill it’s hard to get off. The first victims are often your health, your family and your happiness. The only thing that goes up is your stress level. Many factors, some out of your control, will draw you away from balance and into stress, but it is vital to realize that balance will not come about on its own.
Here’s how to create work – life balance on purpose: :
Balance is driven by the pursuit of meaning – not the pursuit of money. So start by taking “The Tombstone Test”. What would you rather have inscribed? “She answered her emails every day” or “Loving friend and mother”.
- Have a vision or picture of the life you want to lead and write it down.
- Balance is an on-going goal – no one achieves it permanently, so add it to your Key Result Areas and check each month to ensure that balance is your number one goal.
The result – a better life today, tomorrow, and maybe forever.
A thought from Carl Jung:
‘Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens!’
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