“Work-Life Balance” is a buzz phrase going around at the moment. I was even using it and helping people achieve it. Well no more! I have found something better to aspire to.
So what is wrong with pursuing “work-life balance? I am glad you ask.
What’s wrong with it is simple. The “work” comes before “life”. It is as if we are supposed to have work and then everything else has to fit in after that. That is not living, or is it? You be the judge.
I am now pursuing a greater goal; “LIFE BALANCE”!
This way one takes into account the 4 main areas of their life; “SOCIAL” – “WORK” – “PHYSICAL” – “SPIRITUAL”.
The ideal state of life balance – “perfect balance”, if you like – occurs when all the different forces and influences in your life are contained within a satisfying and harmonious whole. Nothing is out of proportion and no one element is emphasised at the expense of the others.
When you reach this state your life suddenly seems like it has shape and direction. You get more satisfaction from what you are doing. You have more energy. You’re more capable of making sound decisions. You feel you have more time at your disposal. You feel centred and content. You feel whole! And, best of all, you find you have a healthy new perspective on pressures and responsibilities in your life.
Does this sound like something you would like to achieve? As you are nodding your head in the affirmative, why not post me a reply.
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What a honour it was yesterday to be a involved in a historic day at Parliament House in Canberra.
We presented a convincing case to the Senate Committee, making recommendations for where we see needs not being met in regard to men’s physical, social and emotional health.
There is more to it than prostrate checks and erectile dysfunction.
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Can a culture survive without healthy, functional families?
The quality of Love, Laughter, Listening and Learning within a family are the key factors in its happiness and success. These four values are the foundation of any happy, healthy family and society.
The family is the most basic and important unit of any society or nation. Without healthy, functioning families, a culture cannot survive.
Finding work-life balance in today’s frenetically paced world is no simple task. Spend more time at work than at home, and you miss out on a rewarding personal life. Then again, when you face challenges in your personal life, such as caring for an aging parent or coping with marital problems, concentrating on your job can be difficult.
Whether the problem is too much focus on work or too little, when your work life and your personal life feel out of balance, stress – along with its harmful effects – is the result.
The good news is that you can take control of your work-life balance and give yourself the time to do the things that are most important to you. The first step is to recognize how the world of work has changed. Then you can evaluate your relationship to work and apply some specific strategies for striking a healthier balance.