Your work-life balance often gets out of whack because of the choices you make throughout your day. You choose to stay late at the office impacts the time you have to spend with your family. Choosing to go out fishing with your boys changes the amount of time you can commit to volunteering at your local church.
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Each and every decision you make reduces the amount of time you have to commit in another area of your life. This is why you have to choose what matters in your life.
Making A Choice
Your day is packed with activities. From running the corporate, or church, office to planning your child’s birthday party, to finding time with your spouse. Everything is calling for your attention.
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While you can’t completely balance your work and outside life, you can do many things to make them more balanced. You can find more time to spend with your wife and children. You can find ways to go to the concerts and movies you so enjoyed going to before the weight of leadership took over. And you can find more margin in your life to do more work.
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The choices you’ll have to make will tip the teeter-totter of balance one way or the other. Yet you can figure out the balance that works for your life.
By using the work-life balance tips below, you’ll discover the extra margin for family, friends, and even business!
The Best Work-Life Balance Tips
1. Choose your priorities:
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When you think of balancing your life, what do you think of? You probably think of balancing work and family.
These two areas are the first things people think of when they think of balancing life. And for good reason. Family and work are the two most important areas in most leaders lives.
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But balancing your life goes beyond balancing your work and your family. There are many areas leaders forget to balance.
The Areas A Leader Must Balance
This one is a given. Work often takes up 40 hours or more of our lives. This means a quarter of our life is spent working in the office or building our brands.
Everyone wants more time to spend with their wife, their children, or their friends. Work seems to get in the way of this quite often. Even more so, work tends to consume other parts of our lives.
Many people have their work-life balance out of whack. It’s one of the easiest things to do. Whether this is due to issues at home (an angry wife) or challenges at work, we tend to mess up one or the other.
The Tightrope Walk Of Work-Life Balance
For years, the work-life balance looked like:
- Office hours of 9-5
- No outside communication after office hours
- Paid vacation with little to no interruptions
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Their search began anew when Scott Lang (Ant-Man) returned from the Quantum Realm, a feat thought impossible. Janet had been trapped in the Quantum Realm for 30 years. They now had the hope she could be alive.
During their search, they run across new threats including a black market arms dealer named Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) and Ghost/Ava Starr (Hannah John-Kamen). These threats hamper their rescue efforts and create fun action scenes you’ll love to watch. Read more...