- 05 September 2016
Work Life Balance Tips – 5 Ways To Have A Career And Love
Is a healthy work life balance achievable? We honestly believe – ABSOLUTELY! Well, as long as you are conscious about it!
This is a concern that gets raised by the ambitious single women we come into contact through our coaching and weekend workshops. These women absolutely love what they do career wise and yet they feel they are time poor in regards to their love life.
Not only do they want an amazing career and love life, they want a healthy social life and adventure. They want to travel the world sharing the juicy experiences life has to offer with their Mr Right.
We have busy lives ourselves – we understand why the work love life balance issue may be of concern. Increasingly over time, women have greater opportunities to have a career, gain financial independence and follow through with something they are able to be passionate about outside of raising a family. All of this presents its own unique set of challenges though when wanting to make time for love and life outside of work.
Here are 5 ideas to help you achieve a better work life balance so you can keep that special man and live a life of your dreams:
1. DEDICATE QUALITY ‘ME’ TIME
If we had our way, we would rename the issue of ‘Work/Life’ balance to ‘Work/Life/Me’ balance. It’s something that is quite often overlooked but absolutely vital to incorporate. If you don’t recharge yourself then BOTH your work life and love life will suffer. Women are natural born givers and nurturers and its very easy for them to forget to also nurture themselves. Doing so will benefit not only you, but the people around you. Purposefully factor in whatever it is that makes you feel centred again – a walk on the beach, a hot bath, a glass of red, meditation or even reading a good book. Meditation is our favourite way of reconnecting with the self and its benefits are well documented in drastically improving your ability to cope with the stresses of daily life. Check out the free online meditation class from Open Source Meditation here and start with as little as 10 minutes of practise a day. In next to no time you will be feeling the benefits!
2. SCHEDULE & PRIORITISE YOUR TIME
Successful business people have scheduled meetings and blocks of time allocated to performing time sensitive tasks. Your love life and your social life should be no different. Depending on how demanding your career is, its absolutely vital to treat your love life in the same was as you do your career by allocating specific time to nurturing the health of your relationship. Keep one day of the weekend absolutely clear for quality time with your man and one night of the week for catch-ups and drinks with the girls. If you don’t manage your time well then research better ways to manage your time – this in itself is a vital life skill.
Consciously don’t allow your work life to overrun every aspect of your life – this is a healthy boundary that is essential to maintain as your man and your friends need you as much as your work do. Also, keep work at work and consciously shut that part of your life out once you’ve finished for the day.
3. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE ENERGY AND PEOPLE
Evaluate the people in your life and cut off/avoid that have no positive impact on your work life balance! Anyone who overly is negative, whinges and anyone who you feel is draining to interact with. We’re sure you’ve experienced this type of person before. They don’t care how much time they take up of your life and given the chance they will keep on going until they have taken up every spare second you have. You’ll notice that once you start to proactively do this your own thoughts and feelings wont be so negative and influenced with an unhealthy vibe – its a win/win.
4. BECOME MORE EFFICIENT WITH ROUTINE TASKS
It’s the information age and this brings with it a whole world of commerce. Grab the debit/credit card and put it to good use. First thing to start to do is to shop online for groceries as much as you can. The added convenience is that you’ll probably end up saving quite a few dollars and whatever you need will be delivered to your door. This is a huge time saver that will help you create more quality with with your man or for dating!
This last point is the most important point of all…
5. UNDERSTAND YOUR VALUES AND CUT OUT THE THINGS THAT DON’T ADD VALUE TO YOUR LIFE
We feel to have a happy life is to create a lifestyle based on your values. Nothing drives us more in life than our values as they are the foundations that underwrite all your decisions – everything from your career to your love life. Your values will naturally change overtime as you move through different phases of life. Its important to re-evaluate them from time to time and to understand why they have changed. By understanding your values, you gain a lot of clarity and confidence in making decisions about priorities. There is simply no other way to ensure that you have a deep sense of fulfilment irrespective of what you are doing at any specific moment in time. We help you uncover your values and find love based on them in our personalised dating programs – contact us now to make this happen.
There are a lot of things that waste and take up so much of your precious time that we generally don’t acknowledge. Television and Social Media are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to distractions that take away precious time with your life partner or from dating. Its time to unplug and force yourself back into quality time better spent on dating!
Our self worth is more and more tied to a career, while our hearts seek connection and companionship to move through life on the emotional level. When we achieve this important work life balance we’ll enjoy a deeper and more rewarding life. A loving relationship will allow your to share your career success and provide you the strength to cope with failures while the career gives us a sense of purpose that isn’t found through love, family or friends alone.
We hope you’ll make the right decisions to achieve the work life balance necessary to ensure your career goals are met while nurturing the health of your love life. You deserve and amazing life full of rewarding experiences, passion and adventure and we are here to help your dreams come true so contact us NOW for a FREE ‘Love Discovery Session’ and gain greater clarity about where you want to go in love and relationships. You’ll come away with the initial steps in getting the love life perfectly suited for you. It’s an illuminating, fun and empowering process designed for ambitious women who want to find lasting love!