With the vacation season in the rear-view mirror, many of us are going to get back to the grind of working too much, not getting enough sleep, eating poorly and not getting enough exercise. The concept of work life balance to most is just a bunch of theoretical baloney espoused by a bunch of talking-head motivational speakers and organizational leaders. There’s simply no way out of the imbalance, right?
If you’re feeling stressed and tired you haven’t achieved the primary intent of work life balance, which is to reduce stress. All you have done is balanced the degree of stress you have in your work life with the stress you have in your non-work life. So now, you have stress not only in your work life but also in your “life” life. Sure, it’s balanced, but you’re even more stressed than ever.
There are a few basic tenets that I have learned (the hard way, of course) regarding achieving work life balance:
This topic is very near and dear to me; so much so that I wrote a self-study seminar on it with a self-assessment plan to help you see where your weak points are and devise an improvement plan to help you get better balance. It’s also free, no-strings-attached. If you are interested in getting better work life balance get the self-study work life balance seminar now with my compliments and best wishes.
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