How to Thrive in Work and Life
We have all had moments in life where we question whether the current balance we have between work and life is really what we want. Follow these 3 strategies to balance out in the way you want.
Define your IDEAL work-life balance
Before we can change things, we need to understand where we are today. The Balance Wheel of Life by Paul J. Meyer is a great tool to do this. You start of by giving yourself a score in each area of the wheel on where you feel you are today. Second step is to give your IDEAL score. Following is an analysis: what can you do get yourself to your ideal score? Then make an action plan to get there!
Prevent fatigue and keep your spirits high
In Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”, he describes a series of tips to stress less and live your life to its fullest potential. Even though the ideas are from more than 100 years ago, they are still ever so valid today:
- Rest before your get tired or sick (we all know how hard it is to do this)
- Protect your health by truly relaxing at home
- Approach tasks with enthusiasm at work to lower your overall stress
Meditate and find peace
Another step to finding work-life balance, is having a clear perspective on our activities we do during our day and minimize the stress we get from being in our heads. It has been proven time and time again, that meditation has many benefits, including boosting our mood and reducing stress. Therefore, try out different meditation techniques to find out what works for you, some of our favorites are: