The moment you are mentoring a private client and it happens. The ‘aha’ moment. They discover imbalance and I usually see tears of joy and self-awareness!
The meeting when an employer and an employee have direct communication and we arrive at the root of the problem and a plan is developed to get that employee back to work and everyone is happy….professional version of priceless!
Assessment and effective communication is the only way to truly find the root of any situation. You have to revisit the scenario, align the facts and hear all sides of the story because there is always more than 1, 2, 3…..sides – right?
Discovering imbalance is the only way to truly find work life balance in one’s life. Entrepreneurs find success through failures. You can ask any successful business owner how they got to where they are today and if you study the great entrepreneurs they will tell you they had a lot of bumps along the way.
Imbalance does not equate to failure. Change your mindset. It means that you are in tune cognitively with what is happening in your life.
“To gain balance, you have to seek imbalance.”
Many people display fear in this process. Fear is a made up story in your mind. It’s what you think you are living — but, you’re not.
Cognition has always intrigued me. I truly believe that cognition and emotion are not separate and are truly interdependent on each other.
Intelligence has been defined in many different ways such as in terms of one’s capacity for logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, emotional knowledge, memory, planning, creativity and problem solving.
Would you rather not apply all those different strategies towards imbalance and not allow any fear to enter into your thought process?
Those who embrace, experience, laugh and accept imbalance are the people out there who are “getting it” and are living a true life of balance.
The graphic above is perfect for this post today. The key message is you have to keep moving. The old cliché of “tomorrow is a new day” is a great metaphor. The past is the past. It cannot be changed. So stop thinking, talking and try to change it, it’s done.
Become the time manager extraordinaire. That does not mean that every minute of your day is scheduled with a task. It means that you understand all of the elements of work life balance. Let’s have a recap:
Each area needs the appropriate amount of time daily, weekly, monthly, etc. It will and can change from week to week.
If you are seriously looking to get your life in balance, I am offering my book The Change for free today. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly send you the PDF of my book. My chapter is entitled “Work Life Balance as seen through the eyes of a renaissance women”.
The great thing about work life balance is you can start or restart today. No strings attached. You’re in the driver’s seat and in full control.