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September 17, 2013

  

Got balance? 

 

This is the second in a three-part series about how to improve your work-life balance. It's based on my latest conference keynote and employee development program, Work-Life Balance Wisdom: Seven Smart Strategies for Less Stress and More Success

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Work-Life Balance WisdomConsider how these three smart Work-Life Balance Wisdom strategies can help you manage your mindset, energy and time to support your balance.

 

 

Create the Space.  Clutter distracts and confuses us. It drains our energy and keeps us from doing what matters most. While most of us think of physical clutter, like a messy office and overstuffed closet, there's also technical clutter, like your over-reliance on your cell phone and too much time on the Internet, and emotional clutter, like regrets and toxic people in your life.

 

Want to improve your work-life balance? Make a list of all your ongoing commitments, from your professional and personal memberships to committees on which you serve that are not directly related to your job responsibilities. Rank them on a scale of 1 to 5 in terms of importance and consider resigning from anything less than a 4. By cleaning out the clutter of unnecessary obligations--as well as other forms of clutter--you'll think clearer, have more energy, and be open to helpful opportunities, people and ideas.

 

 

Manage Your Energy.  Even more important than time management is how you manage your energy. Making empowering changes and maintaining healthy habits take vitality and commitment. When you're not strong, you will tend to slip back into your old routine. That's why it's so important to make conscious choices every day.

 

Want to improve your work-life balance? Start with the basics, including eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, being physically active and getting enough sleep. Then, go deeper by choosing to associate with people who live healthy, balanced lives, enjoying a hobby, and finding time to relax and recharge when you need it.

 

 

Talk to Yourself.  Studies show we speak to ourselves at least 10,000 times a day and 80 percent tends to be negative. That's because we're human and are programmed to protect ourselves by anticipating worse-case scenarios. Affirmations or positive self-talk counter those negative messages with empowering ones.

 

Want to improve your work-life balance? Overwhelmed by your work and home responsibilities? Start the day by saying: "I have more than enough time and energy to get the important things done today." Notice I didn't say "everything on my to-do list"? A simple affirmation like that will make you more calm and confident and prompt you to delegate and cross off some of the unnecessary things. By the end of the day, the important ones will get done.

 

 

What helps you achieve more balance in your life? Share your wisdom on my Facebook page or reply back to me. I love hearing from you!
 
Next Week: We'll explore these three strategies: Be authentic, Stay present, and Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

 

To Your Wisdom, 

Tricia
770.565.1231
www.triciamolloy.com

 

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Tricia Molloy is a leadership speaker on work-life balance and professional development through wise business practices.


Her Working with Wisdom programs, CRAVE Your Goals!, DESIGN Your Ideal Life! and Work-Life Balance Wisdom, inspire people to be more positive, proactive and productive so they can achieve their priority goals faster and easier.
  
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