Creating a Simpler Relationship with Your Idea of Work-Life Balance

This is a guest post by Akilah Richards

Recent studies have shown that the world has become so chaotic for some with work, children and personal obligations that many men and women today feel like they’re running around in circles.

This can make it extremely difficult for you to find a moment of peace, and sacrifice your own needs and health in order to get everything done.

Finding the right harmony is necessary and can be easily achieved with the following tips.

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Make Responsible Decisions

One of the biggest obstacles that driven men and women have today is taking on too many obligations.

It’s important that you recognize that you have a say in the matter, and the choices that you make are your own.

If you’re asked to organize the next parent function for your child’s school, and you have an important meeting at work and a dental appointment for your kids, you need to recognize that your plate is full and say “no.”

You’ll have plenty of other chances to take an active role in your kid’s school activities, and adding more to an already hectic day doesn’t benefit anyone.

Consider Life Coaching

A life coach is a knowledgeable and experienced professional who has been in your shoes.

A good coach will help you sort out what it takes to find success and prioritize the other obligations that need to be taken care of throughout your hectic day. If you’re in need of help with that perspective, check out Noomii for a list of coaches and their specialties.

By listening to your basic needs and goals for your future, they’ll be able to provide you with tips on how to prioritize and handle things that come your way.

You’ll also be able to meet periodically and reassess your plan to see what works, and you can ditch the things that don’t.

A coach will also be able to help you find ways to take care of your own health and wellness. In order to achieve success, you have to find that perfect balance and a life coach can be instrumental in your pursuits.

Take a Break from Technology 

You can still be a smart business person and set your priorities straight.

Taking a break from emails and phone calls is simple with the switch of a button. Making time throughout your busy day to spend with your children, go for a run or just relax can be great for your mental and physical well-being.

This also gives you quality time with your family and lets them know that you are there for them one hundred percent.

Define Your Roles

Begin with writing down the various roles in your life. Are you a parent, son or daughter, boss, husband or wife, PTA member, association president, book club member?

Another important role that many busy people forget is the role of “me.”

Determine how many roles you can juggle fairly in life and get rid of the rest. You won’t be a failure if you have to delegate your duties, and it may only make you a stronger person for it.

The world we live in has become manic, and the recent recession has only heightened the pressure many have been feeling.

Finding the right balance is easy when you prioritize, carve out some “me” time and utilize the help of a life coach to bring order to your life.

Author Bio

Akilah Richards is a Certified Family Life Educator who shares articles about the importance of personal development as a medium for both personal and professional fulfillment. She believes that a holistic approach to wellness is a proven remedy for unnecessary stress at work and at home. Professional coach directories such as Noomii are ideal places to find a life coach who focuses on the exact area of your life that has current needs.


Photo Credit: by aeu04117

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2 Responses to Creating a Simpler Relationship with Your Idea of Work-Life Balance

  1. Katrina August 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    Great tips! I know all to well about managing and trying to find harmony between family and work. For me the tip that stood out the most is “Take a break from technology” – In 2010 I turned off my cellphone and haven’t had a fully functioning one since. (I have one now but it’s only for the purpose of taking flix to load on instagram and keeping track of my social media accounts. I have no phone service – and I LOVE it that way).

    Speaking of social media. I had to take a hard long look at my sm activity and realized most of my time on there was a distraction and not really productive. Causing me more anxiety during my day. I’m a mother of 2 under 11 and they still require my attention and time. Throwing my work in the mix, my anxiety raises quickly and so I need very little distractions.

    It’s still a work in progress and I make intentional decisions every hour of the day to “stay present”. This article is a GREAT reminder of that!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Akilah August 11, 2013 at 2:18 am #

      So glad you enjoyed the article, Katrina! Your commitment to staying present will serve you well. I think it’s awesome that you yield to the nudge to slow down on technology, etc. when you need to. That can be a tough option for many of us. Keep on being present, and thanks for your comment.

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