5 tips for creating balance in your life, Pt. 1
By Anne Bachrach
A.M. Enterprises (The Accountability Coach)
Is your life truly in balance? Don’t be so quick to answer yes. Leading a balanced life doesn’t mean living 50-50 between your personal and business lives. It’s about having enough time to do what really matters to you, whether that’s turning a nice profit in business or spending quality time with your family.
If you feel as if your life is completely out of alignment, follow these five tips for creating even better balance in your life. Let's start with the first two:
1. Evaluate your current circumstances
Is your life in balance with your values? It’s easy to be excited about reaching a goal, but are the things you want really what you want, or are they what someone else wants for you (or for themselves)? This can be a fuzzy area for many people because they allow the desires of someone else to hijack their own. Before they know it, they really don’t want what they thought they did.
Are you where you want to be right now? If not, you need to evaluate what you need to do to get there. Your dreams and aspirations are important and should not be thrown away. If something in your life is consuming too much of your time and it’s not bringing you closer to your aspirations, then some adjustments will need to be made before you can achieve your goals. There is a high price to pay when you give up on your dreams, so always work toward achieving professional and personal goals that are meaningful to you.
2. Identify what’s important to you
There’s no right or wrong way to go about creating balance in your life. This truly is a “to each his own” situation. Do you desire more time with your family? Maybe you’re more interested in traveling the world? Do you want to be more fit and healthy? Or perhaps you just want to focus on building your business.
Contrary to common belief, balance doesn’t have to equal out to 50-50. If you’re content with the way you divide your time, your ideal balance could work out to be 60 percent work and 40 percent family time, or vice versa. Figure out what's important to you, and then make sure you allot the appropriate amount of time to each aspect of your life, to find the balance that's right for you.