Work Less, Play More, It’s all About Balance

by | Sep 6, 2013 | Health & Fitness

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In today’s fast-paced world, we’re always on the go, always working, always connected and frequently stressed out!  It’s a bit like Michael Douglas in his 1993 movie, ‘Falling Down’ – the slightest thing could push us over the edge.  We need to learn to relax, unwind and spend less time focusing on work, before it’s too late!

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a term frequently used by life coaches and psychiatrists across America.  If you don’t have any balance in your life, how are you supposed to feel fulfilled?  By taking part in a work-life balance program, you’ll learn ways to ensure your life has equilibrium – plenty of time spent working and earning a wage, but also a fulfilled social life and other interests, as well as time for your family.  These sorts of programs are ideal for workaholics who are at risk of spending every waking hour in the office, or for busy parents who are worried they don’t have enough time to spend with the kids.

How to Achieve a Balance

There are some easy steps you can take straightaway to improve your work-life balance.  Making lists can help you to become more organized, and is a great way to assess what you need to do now, and what can wait until later. Divide tasks into ‘urgent – must be done today’, ‘important – can wait until tomorrow’ and ‘not so important – no fixed deadline’.  The only things you need to complete today are your urgent tasks, leaving you with free time to spend as you see fit.  Of course, if you don’t have anything scheduled – the kids are at school and your partner is at work – you could spend the rest of your day completing some of the important tasks on your list.  But if you’re feeling stressed, regain some balance by taking the afternoon off for yourself – have a coffee at the park, an aromatherapy massage, or go for a run.  You could even treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy!

Professional life coaches will be able to help anyone struggling by implementing a work-life balance program tailored to the individual, so if you’re looking for more balance in your life this summer, book a session with a life coach today.

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An accomplished medical doctor, life coach and author, Dr Sanjay Jain MD specializes in transforming lives and takes an integrative approach to health.  Dr Jain has more than 15 years of clinical experience as a board certified physician with certifications in Integrative Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology and Healthcare Quality and Management.  He is also a motivational and inspirational keynote speaker, with his presentations encouraging positive transformation amongst listeners from all walks of life, and his work-life balance program encouraging participants to achieve equilibrium across all areas of their life.

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