Work is an important part of our lives, but it is just that, only part of it. So instead of work/life balance maybe we should be thinking about “Life Balance”.
There are a lot of things that make up a satisfying and fulfilling life. I have taken this exercise from “The Way we are working isn’t working” by Tony Schwartz. It is a great way to look closely at the energy you put into the different areas of your life relative to what you want from them.
The ideal number for column 3 is of course 0.
What is it saying to you?
To assist with your reflection I have put a favourite quote below.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.”
Albert Einstein, (attributed) physicist (1879 – 1955)
Since doing this exercise myself, I have certainly undertaken to do a few things differently and make sure I check in with myself more often to review where I am at.
Good luck with it!