There are many pressures on all of us in our lives today. Time flies by and it becomes ever more difficult to apportion time between the things we have to do or indeed should do. How can we keep a balance in our lives?
We often hear talk about having a work – life balance and it is important to keep in mind that whilst we need an income there are some things that money cannot buy or replace. If we have children they need our time and attention. Expensive toys do not make up for the loss of affection shown by spending time with our children. We can also lose out a lot in life when we lose those family ties that only time spent with people can build.
What can we do?
If we are going to be balanced and really enjoy our lives we need to sit down and prioritize our time. We need to allocate time to work, to the family, to rest and when that time is allocated apart from real emergencies to make sure that we stick to our schedule. For those of us that own our own business it is far too easy to work too much and even create tasks that are not necessary and waste valuable time. It would be good to read a good book or take a course on time management so that you can really maximize your use of time.
It has often been said that when people are lying in hospital following a heart attack they never say “I wish I had spent more time at the office!” When a person is hit with an illness or a member of their family is ill or worse then it does change our perspective on life and work. It is a shame that it takes a terrible situation to do that. It is is therefore best to think now about our work – life balance and plan to make sure that we enjoy what is really best for us whilst we can.
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