As I recover from breast cancer surgery, I am grateful to the women who have responded to my call for guest posts.
Today the fabulous Patti Oskvarek shares her thoughts on how to achieve a balanced life – something that is very important to me and the career women I work with.
“A Balanced Life: Is it Really Achievable?
I hear people saying, there is no such thing as a balanced life. Why can’t you have a balanced life? What does being balanced really mean?
Here are my thoughts about a balanced life.
A balanced life is living every moment on your own terms. Living your life to the fullest. Enjoying your life. Going to a job you like. Waking up every morning with gratitude. because you love your life. Is this possible? I believe it is, however everyone has a different version of what they consider a balanced life. What is important to one person may not be important to another?
My questions for you:
What does having a balanced life mean for you?
How will you get there?
Review each category below:
What areas do you want to improve?
What areas are going well?
Here are 3 tips for you to create work-life balance in your life:
Politely stop saying yes to things you don’t want to do. This is especially true when you feel overwhelmed.
Tip # 2
Set professional and personal boundaries this is essential to creating balance. Boundaries reflect what you will put up with and what you won’t. Communicating boundaries makes you a happier person.
Tip # 3
Leave work at work – this will reduce burn-out. Spend time with family, friends and don’t engage in work conversations. Take a break and enjoy life outside of work.
Every moment is a conscious choice towards achieving a balanced life. Knowing what a balanced life means and putting into action makes it achievable. What are you waiting for? Isn’t it time to create your balanced life?”
With thanks to Patti Oskvarek, Coaching for Inspiration with Patti.
Patti is a Personal, Work-Life Balance Leadership coach.
She is passionate about helping people create the best work-life balance plan for them and coaching supervisors and managers to become better leaders.
Visit Patti’s website to find out more about her work at Coaching for Inspiration with Patti.