Perfect BalancePerfect Balance is a state where we have enough time, energy and resources for every area of our lives.
Our jobs or businesses are where we work, allowing us to support our families financially. Our homes are where we live, allowing us to raise our families, supporting them in many other areas. Developing balance between the two can leave us feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. We are inevitably searching for a needle in a haystack. The times we are living in have imposed greater challenges, both personally and professionally, and how that affects us and those around us is ultimately our responsibility.
Walking out of our workplace and into our homes should be a smooth transition. More often than not we create unnecessary issues either at home or our jobs that could easily be avoided if we would keep the two separate. Perhaps setting guidelines and priorities as a rule is the best place to start so that we can avoid additional problems at home.
We are living through very difficult economical challenges and leaving problems from work at work and problems from home at home becomes more and more difficult with each passing day.
Employers have raised the demand on workload and productivity, and yet cutback on the necessary means in which to meet purpose.
When you start losing sleep because you are bringing home problems from the job, your family will suffer the consequences. Irritability will replace logic and reason, and small issues will become monumental. When work related issues become dinner conversation, bells and whistles should be blaring in your head that this is a problem. Do you choose the ignorance that says these tell tale sign's are some one else's problem?
Getting caught up in your career or business is easy, and allowing your job to define you is even easier. What's missed however is the toll this will take not only on yourself, but on those around you. You are not your job. If you believe this is what truly defines you as a person then your priorities are completely out of balance.
When leaving your business at the end of a days work, start by focusing on what was achieved today and not what went wrong. Positive thoughts will allow for you to de-stress on your commute home, which will put you in the proper mindset of reconnecting with your family and the events of their day.
Pay attention to others on your commute home. You are not the only person leaving a job that's demanding and stressful. On any given day, there is someone feeling the same things you are, and having to make the same choice as you do. Do you arrive home angry and disturbed by the days end or do you leave these issues in their rightful place?
We all have choices, and we are all responsible for these same choices. Your family role is so much more important than your job role. You cannot ignore the importance of being a full time worker, as that's how we support our families, but you did not get into business to be a part time family member. Or is that the price your willing to pay?
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