Each day is a perfect opportunity to start wanting or having work life balance or perhaps start again as your previous attempts did not work out like you had hoped.
Work life balance must begin with your commitment to change and embrace your imbalance.
Each day you are gifted with 86,400 seconds. How will you choose to spend them? Wisely? With intent?
Many of us get settled in with our thoughts and mindset and think “today isn’t important, I will start tomorrow”. This is nothing but an attitude and behaviour to promote and practice procrastination. By waiting until tomorrow (and for many that day never comes) you are not helping yourself with work life balance at all.
By your simple thought to move forward, you are committing to change and make the necessary changes required to seek work life balance.
For some individuals, I like to refer to this time as their ‘practice run’ to really embrace the changes needed and to allow them to ebb and flow. This is a ‘first’ for many people. Especially those individuals who like to have everything in their life planned.
We are wired for logistics, processes, protocols, etc. Make one simple change and it can certainly move your day full of 86,400 seconds in a completely new direction.
The key to remember here is time continues and most people feel as they age it goes faster. True?
Once you ‘waste’ the time, you can never get it back.
So, I am asking you to be real with yourself and look at your schedule. Your days turn into weeks. Your weeks turn into months. Your months turn into years and you’re getting the picture here…..
Each day is a snap shot of your life. Live it with purpose and intention to the point where it has been thoughtfully crafted by you on how it will be lived.
In 86,400, you can make a lot of things happen. Here’s a list to get your imagination and goal setting started. You can…..
- make a decision
- get that ‘to-do” list started or done!
- work on your personal development
- call that person you keep meaning to call
- visit your relative or friend who is ill and you’ve been meaning to contact
- mentor a young person
- cognitive retraining exercises
What are you waiting for?
Let’s make work life balance a noun. It’s not a verb.