Work Home Balance

Do you ever find that the day goes way too fast that you don’t get too much time to ponder, or worry about anything.  These days for me this seems to be the norm, rather than the exception – but that is absolutely okay.  A good many of these days I feel happy with the amount and quality of the achievements during that day even though the busyness makes it tiring.  I can actually no longer imagine life being the opposite to this.  I suppose I would get bored of life pretty quick if I had not much to do, and maybe even get a little down because I would feel that I wasn’t contributing to something special.

I think that the trick in life is to continually work on that healthy work and home balance.  I have found this to be a progressive skill to learn, we all learn, develop and finetune this skill over time, as we both read and absorb more and more information, and meet and network with new people.  You might like to head over to Flying Solo maybe.  I have found this to be an invaluable resource, with plenty of quality articles written by business entrepreneurs on many subjects, including Work Home Balance.

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Ze Good Deed Number 4

Soooo todays good deed is to think up a good deed for tomorrow.  Just kidding…!  Actually it was for my children, to help them in any way possible to help them get better again.  I would do this anyway whether or not I told you about it here – it’s not something as parents that we have to think too hard about, it’s just something that we do.

Sticking to Priorities

Keeping busy?  I am – and I’m absolutely loving it!  The key I think is not only working out our priorities but also sticking to them.  If you don’t have any priorities then there’s a huge problem.  If you have your priorities set out but you’re not sticking to them then the problem is just as big as if you don’t have any priorities at all.  How can we tap into that work / life balance and maximise our achievements if we don’t have any or aren’t sticking to our priorities?

Busyness in Business

Busyness in business can be a really good thing.  But to do business effectively we’ve got to make sure we don’t lose sight of those all important priorities.  I’m talking about the reason why we started our business in the first place – and our vision and goals for our business. 

Try to spend some time in reflection on how you might do business better.  Take some time out to get your business plan up to date if you haven’t lately and to do some goal setting.  Factor into your day some ‘time out’ or; some quiet time, where you clear your brain of the busyness of your business.

The Cold Coffee Syndrome

I came across this quote on the web today:

“As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.  ~Author Unknown” (http://www.quotegarden.com/secretary-day.html)

I thought this quote was very amusing.  It reminds me not only of working as a secretary, but also gives a clear picture of what it can be like being a parent sometimes.  Priorities are often put into some sort of order by our Children, just as someones priorities might be sometimes controlled by his or her work.  Our goals and priorities; those things that we aspire to are of high importance in our lives.  These are the things that motivate us and help us to feel complete in our lives. Without them we would simply just be.

The important thing is to think about what these priorities might be and put them in to some sort of order.  These priorities are what our life is about today.  They also determine what our lives will be like tomorrow, so we should work toward and take joy in fulfilling them.

Are you like that cold cup of coffee – cold and not so sweet anymore; or are you more like that hot steaming cup of coffee (which is sitting on your bosses desk maybe? – lol) enjoying the story you read with your Child, finding the good in that not so exciting chore, or even musing at that cold cup of coffee that seems to have been delivered with yet another days priorities.

Something that I have to work on is finding the good in each and every situation.  Maybe this is the case for you as well.  It is so hard to do sometimes, especially when it is something we have such a strong opinion about. 

The other thing of high importance in our lives is to continue to work towards that balance that is just right for you and the people around you.  Put life into perspective.  Life is here to work around us, not the other way around!