Posts tagged work/life balance
Boundary Setting for a More Balanced Life

In order to create a balanced life, certain boundaries must be set. In this post, find out what boundaries are and how they can be used to create a balanced life.

It’s very gratifying knowing that people need you. But it’s also a pain.

Whether it’s your children, your parents, your partner, your friends, your colleagues, your community or, goodness help you, all of the above who turn to you when they need assistance, it’s tough to find time to go to the toilet, let alone plan your exit from corporate life and design a future where you love what you do!

The bottom line is that, if you want to bring balance to your life, you have some choices to make, and not all of those are going to be comfortable. One of those choices is to create and maintain some boundaries. Yes, it’s OK for people to need you. But you also need to take care of yourself. And you need people to take care of you. That’s where boundaries come in.

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The simplest tool to help you flow through your day

It’s all 99% perspiration, and feel the burn! He who wakes up first and goes to bed last wins!

I do wonder, however, what exactly is that person winning? Does first prize go to the person who sacrifices the most in their life? At a time when there’s increasing evidence that working fewer hours leads to more productivity and now that machines are learning to do many tasks in mere moments, it’s really important that we break our relationship with force, with pushing, with pain and suffering and embrace flow instead.

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The benefits of a nap

I was all geared up for today. I envisioned spending two hours working on my coaching programme pilot, an hour writing a blog for you guys, a bit of business finance, a few items on my to do list and the afternoon doing some sort of French thing. After all - we are in France - we should make the most of it.

But I woke up with a headache. I spent the first hour of my day thinking about my coaching clients - what they need and what I can do for them. Nursing a cup of tea, I was into that. It was fine - fun even. An hour went by in a flash. But then I found myself an hour behind my “schedule”. My headache returned; my daughter woke up and wanted attention; and I tried to power through.

How often do we do that? We have our plan for the day and, whatever happens, we are going to make that plan a reality.

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